By now, we are well into the spring season — have you done your spring cleaning yet? If not, it’s okay. You’re definitely not alone. Spring cleaning is a great way to de-clutter your home, get rid of things in your home that you don’t need, and create more space for the things you do need. It’s much easier to keep your home tidy when there aren’t a bunch of useless items lying about. The best part about spring cleaning, though, is that it doesn’t even have to be spring season. So if you don’t have time to get around to it this spring, then it’s okay to get your spring cleaning done in the summer if you need to — as long as it gets done eventually! Here at 1st Choice Storage in Semmes, AL, we are experts on helping organize any space with our personal storage units and we’ve put together a helpful list of tips and tricks for your fall, winter, summer, or spring cleaning.


Sell or donate

When looking through your home for things to remove, check for anything that you don’t use regularly. If you notice an item is taking up a lot of space but doesn’t see a lot of time in rotation, then it might be time to sell it or donate it. With the abundance of selling methods out there, there should be no excuse for you to not be able to find a great new home for your valuable possessions that are no longer in use. Platforms like Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, LetGo, and OfferUp all make it quick and easy to get a fair price for unwanted items around your home. Some examples of household items you might want to sell are:


  • Old books you didn’t enjoy or won’t reread
  • Unused furniture
  • Clothing items that are rarely to never worn
  • VHS tapes
  • CDs
  • Old toys or children’s items (assuming your children are older now)
  • Old appliances that aren’t in use


Another great option that is faster and that will provide you with a few more moral points is donating your items instead of selling them. Taking unwanted items that are still in working condition to Goodwill, Arc, or Good Samaritan will ensure that your once-loved items will become loved again by a new family.


Take advantage of personal storage

At 1st Choice Storage in Semmes, AL, we know that there are some things that are not always in use, but it doesn’t make sense to sell or donate them. Items that are taking up space in the home may still have value to you which can make it so you aren’t quite ready to give it up — and you don’t have to. You always have the option to store this type of item in a storage unit at a personal storage facility. If you live in or around Semmes, AL, contact us at 1st Choice Storage for a free quote on secure personal storage!