Spring-Cleaning Spruce-Up! Tips to Revive Your Self-Storage Facility and Make Business Blossom

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Walls

  • Use a soft brush to vacuum, and then wipe down with a cloth-covered broom or mop.
  • Patch any holes with drywall-repair kit.
  • Consider a fresh coat of paint to liven up dull walls.

Furniture

  • Wipe non-fabric chairs and benches with mild soap and water.
  • Repair or replace any furniture that’s ripped or has broken springs.

Counters

  • Declutter! Recycle unnecessary and expired paperwork.
  • Remove everything to get a the dust accumulation in nooks and crannies.
  • Clean all surfaces.

Floors

  • Winter weather is tough on carpets and even tile. Spring is a good time to invest in a professional tile-revitalization or carpet-cleaning service.
  • If your flooring is in good shape, give it a good clean by taking out all the furniture and do a thorough mopping or vacuuming.

Restrooms/kitchenette

  • Daily maintenance should leave nothing to add to a spring-cleaning lists for these areas, but it may be a good time to reassess decor and equipment needs.

Office equipment and electronics

  • Canned air works great to safely clean food particles in keyboards and dust in other areas. Otherwise, clean according to manufacturer's directions.

Security equipment

  • Spring cleaning is a traditional time for security equipment checks such as carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, and to change batteries.

 The results of spring cleaning give your property that well-maintained look that keeps your current tenants and catches the eye of potential customers.

Kay Miller Temple is a physician and recent graduate from the master’s program at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. To reach her, e-mail ktemple@vpico.com.

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