What to Know about Storage Unit LeasesIn most self storage unit contracts, there’s a stipulation that at the end of the lease, the space must be empty and clean. Otherwise, the facility can continue to charge you for the space. If you abandon what’s inside, the facility has the right to sell anything contained in the unit.
Storage units are great resources when you temporarily need a place to put your things for three to six months, like you needed to do with this move. Storage units, however, are not where things should go to live for years. When you abandon things in storage units you end up spending more money storing the items than you would selling everything and buying replacement items in the future. —Unclutterer.comSo, you definitely want to keep at least some of what you’ve stored over the past several months. Whatever the reason might be, the lease will soon be up and you need to clean out that storage unit so you aren’t on the hook for more money.
Brandon Storage Space Cleanout Hacks You can UseIf you are at the end or near the end of your lease agreement, you’ll probably be required to clear the space out. Also, to leave it in “broom swept” condition. Here are some helpful storage space cleanout hacks you can use:
- Empty the storage unit. Leave nothing inside. (Check the weather forecast before you do this to ensure you aren’t surprised by inclement weather.) You need to empty it out so you can more easily identify what’s what.
- Get organized. The key to any type of cleanout is organization. Simply put, you have to know what’s on hand and if it’s worth keeping or not. When you organize all your belongings, you’ll see what has value and what does not.
- Donate and sell things. Once you’re organized and know what you’re keeping and what you don’t want or no longer need, it’s time to donate and sell as much as possible. This way, you’ll have less to deal with and you’ll put some money in your pocket.