College Prep

Published on 8/17/2023

College Prep

Autumn is a time of new starts and new semesters, but it is also when finals are in full force. Before being let out for winter break, mid-term exams are in full swing. And after the fall semester, students move from their dorms on and off campus and take a break before the spring semester.

Cleaning a storage unit for college students can be a daunting task. There are so many items that have been stored away for months, or even years, that it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the job. However, with a little bit of planning and effort, this seemingly insurmountable task can be conquered.

Have a Game Plan

Before moving from one dorm to the next, you need to have a plan in place so you will not waste any time or resources. It can be challenging near the end of the semester with so many important things popping up on your schedule, but a little planning will go a long way. Sort through all the clothes, books, electronics, and other items and decide which can still be used and which can be stored.

If you have not rented or reserved a storage unit before, take the time now to find the right one for you. Facilities like ours offer amenities such as climate-controlled storage, which is a great resource for storing during the seasons. Leases are normally month-to-month, but you can set up your situation for longer should you need them.

Organize Your Unit

The final step is organizing the storage unit. Group items together by type or purpose and invest in a few storage containers to help keep everything in place. A few shelves and hooks can also help keep items off the ground and organized. Use a marker or a label maker to indicate on the outside of containers what is in them.

Clean Your Unit

After all the items are sorted, it’s time to deep clean the storage unit. Vacuum, wipe down all the surfaces, use a mild detergent to clean any spills, and check for any pests or bugs. Set traps for insects and rodents, just in case. Make sure the inside is clean and dry so that no moisture can flourish.

Rent Self-Storage

Cleaning a storage unit for college students doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With some planning and effort, the job can be completed quickly and efficiently. Afterward, you’ll have a clutter-free and organized storage unit that can be used for years to come. Cumming Storage has options available to you for college students to take control of their clutter. Contact us today to get started storing for the fall semester right away.