This Year’s Winter Cleaning Projects

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You may have already spent a lot of time at home this year, but as the temperatures get colder, you’ll likely be spending most of your days inside where it’s nice and warm. At EZ Storage® in Detroit, we know that everyone deals with the cold, dreary days of winter in different ways, but if you’re hoping to get some projects done this year, we’d love to help you find the perfect self-storage unit for anything you want to move out of the house.

Whether you’re going to be organizing the garage, cleaning out closets, or going through old toys and games this winter, we can provide you with a convenient and affordable storage space. You may only need the space for a month or two, and we can help you choose the ideal unit. Visit one of our metro-area locations to learn more!

Organize the Garage

Organizing the garage may not sound like the most fun when it comes to house projects, but it can be one of the most beneficial, especially when you want to park the cars inside before the first major snowfall of the season. Things may have begun to pile up over the summer and fall, and taking a weekend to organize the garage can save you time when you’re looking for your holiday decorations or trying to keep things dry during the winter months.

Perhaps you’ve been thinking about setting up new shelves or cupboards in the garage for storage. With the time you have this winter, you can put up shelves, cabinets, and other storage solutions so that once everything is organized, it will stay organized. Even though it might seem like a large task, once it’s done, you’ll have a clean, organized garage for years to come!

Go Through Your Closets

As winter approaches, you’re probably already going through your closets, pulling out the warm-weather apparel and making room for your cold-weather attire. You’ll likely come across clothes that you haven’t worn in a long time, as well as things you’d forgotten you owned. These little discoveries can be great, and it can inspire you to wear something again or to hand it down to someone who will wear it and appreciate it.

When it comes to making more space in your closets, it can be smart to store your seasonal apparel until you need it again. For example, you can put all of your t-shirts and shorts into plastic tubs and place them in storage until warm weather returns in the spring. You can also box up any personal mementoes or heirlooms that have been stored in the back of the closet for years and put those boxes into your storage unit.

Clean the Kitchen

Many people spend a lot of time in the kitchen, making delicious meals and treats for the holidays. You may also enjoy creating new dishes from recipes you find online, and with everyone at home over the winter months, it can be a great time to try new things. What isn’t so great, however, is trying to find all of your baking sheets, casserole dishes, and more in a cluttered and unorganized kitchen.

Since you’re going to be using the kitchen more this winter, it can be beneficial to spend a day or two going through your cabinets and cupboards, pulling everything out and taking inventory of what’s in each one. There might be dishes you don’t use anymore, or a serving tray that will be perfect for holiday gatherings. Whatever you don’t need or use on a regular basis, you can box up and put into storage, or you can give it away or donate it. When you’re done, you’ll have a clean, efficient kitchen that you can use as much as you want this winter.

Donate Games and Toys

Cleaning and organizing can involve the entire family, and as you get ready for the holidays, it can be good to have the kids go through their toys and games and decide what they want to keep, what they want to store, and what can be donated. Gently used toys, along with games that have all the pieces, can be donated to a local charity, and your kids will be making more space in their bedrooms or playroom for any new things they get as gifts this year.

You can also go through your family room or living room and pull out any games or toys that are no longer played with. That board game you got as a gift several years ago that has never been opened? Either store it or donate it and make room for something else. That gadget or device that you’ve used maybe once or twice in the last year? Donate it along with the kids’ toys and let someone else enjoy it in the future.

Find Storage Today

As you’re cleaning and organizing the garage and kitchen, or going through your closets and toy boxes, you’re bound to come across things that you want to keep, but not necessarily keep in the house. When that happens, a self-storage unit can be the perfect solution. At EZ Storage®, we offer month-to-month leases on all of our units, so you can rent for the time you need and keep your belongings safe and sound.

We have six storage facilities in the greater Detroit area, making it easy to find a unit that’s close to home. We offer competitive rates, as well as access hours on every day of the year. This means that you can visit your unit on a weekend, weekday, or holiday! Our staff members and resident managers are always here to help however they can.

We look forward to seeing you this winter!