Tips For Cleaning Your Storage Unit


January 3rd, 2024

With the start of the new year, it's time to start fresh and new. Speaking of fresh, it's crucial to have a clean storage unit. If you last cleaned your storage unit a while ago, or ever, well, you're in luck because this blog will be about keeping your storage unit clean and fresh for months on end.

It's pivotal that you keep your storage unit nice and clean. A dirty storage unit can invite unpleasant odors, mildew, mold, dust, dirt, debris, and pests into your unit. A clean and organized unit will also be easy to walk around in. A neat storage unit will also help prevent your items from getting damaged and keep them in good condition and functional. Here's a step-by-step guide for cleaning your storage unit.

Cleaning Supplies

You'll need the following supplies to clean your unit.
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Vacuum
  • Soft-bristle brush


  • Remove all items before cleaning your unit.
  • Throw away any things you don't want to keep in storage anymore.


  • Start by sweeping the floor of dirt and debris.
  • Vacuum the ground after sweeping it.
  • Wipe down the surfaces, walls, shelves, and furniture with disinfectant wipes.
  • Clean the dust off your electronic items that are in storage.


  • Create new labels for your items if necessary.
  • Remember to put the heavier items on the bottom when stacking.
  • Write down everything that you've placed in storage.
  • Hang clothes on clothing racks to prevent wrinkles.
  • Stack your boxes vertically to create a pathway to walk throughout your unit.


  • Be sure to regularly check on the status of your unit so that you can clean it when needed.
  • Regular checkups will help prevent your stored items from being damaged by dirt, dust, debris, etc.

By embracing a regular cleaning routine, organizing with purpose, and staying vigilant against potential hazards, you've elevated your storage game to ensure that each time you open that unit door, you're met with freshness, order, and a welcoming environment. A clean storage unit isn't just a hidden gem; it's a sanctuary for your items, safeguarding them against the ravages of dust, pests, and neglect. So, here's to a pristine storage experience — one where every stored item tells a story of care and preservation. Happy cleaning, and may your storage unit always be a testament to your commitment to the things that matter most.

Visit one of our Mississippi storage facilities today!

Hattiesburg Storage Locations


38 Power LaneHattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: 601.374.5752


6497 Hwy 98 WestHattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: 601.228.0191


38 Power LaneHattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: 601.374.5752


123 Sims RoadHattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: 601.228.0827


1602 South 28th AvenueHattiesburg, MS 39402
Tellus Self Storage - CORPPhone: 601.391.6284

Gulfport Storage Locations

307 Courthouse Road, Gulfport, MS 39502

15276 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport, MS 39503

11520 US 49, Gulfport, MS 39503

23515 Central Drive, Saucier, MS 39574

Jackson Storage Locations

671 Holly Bush Road Brandon, MS 39047
(601) 228-0774

4087 Highway 43 N Brandon, MS 39047
(601) 429-2025

2307 Hwy 49 South Florence, MS 39073
(601) 281-0688

126 Parcel Drive Jackson, MS 39204
(601) 202-9535