Self-storage is one of the greatest innovations in recent history, it’s an industry that has been flourishing for decades. Many people worldwide however face a common challenge in keeping their storage units clean. For some, it’s an issue of time; for others, it’s a matter of ignorance or laziness.

What many of us don’t realise is that keeping our storage units clean and organised is a fundamental chore that is required should we wish to keep our belongings free from unnecessary damage. Here are a few reasons why you should keep your storage unit spotless.

Keep your belongings safe from damage

Keeping a clean storage unit will keep your belongings safe from damage caused by mould and mildew. As with any enclosed space, if left uncleaned, your unit can gather a build-up of dirt and bacteria. These substances can have detrimental effects on your items and so cleaning your storage unit at least once every two-to-four weeks can help you preserve your belongings.

You can also save a bucket load of money when you keep a clean storage unit in that the less damaged items you have, the less you’ll have to spend on necessary repairs or replacements. Cleaning a self-storage unit is easy and affordable. Should your storage provider not offer a cleaning service, all you will need is detergents and cleaning aids.

Convenience and peace of mind

A clean and organised storage unit has a psychological aspect to it as well. Having a clean unit can ease any stress you may be carrying when you access the unit, rather than add to your stress. A clean storage unit also allows you to better navigate the unit when you need to retrieve certain items, allowing you to easily find your way to whatever item you need.

Health benefits

Dust can be damaging when inhaled. Storage units accumulate dust if left uncleaned, this dust can have a damaging effect on your lungs. This is made worse if you suffer from a respiratory illness like asthma, so it’s in your best interest to keep your unit spotless.

Our secure and spotless 24-hour-access storage units are easy to clean and navigate, get in touch today if you have valuables to be stored, and we will assist you.