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How To Keep Storage Units Smelling Fresh

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It's easy for your storage unit to have a nasty smell if you neglect it. As such, you should look for tips to help keep your unit smelling fresh and clean. Here are a couple of ways to keep the mustiness down in your storage unit.

Pre-Clean Your Storage Unit

Most people move in their items without cleaning the storage units first. Unfortunately, this increases the chances of odors creeping up on your unit. Unless you want to deal with foul odors, you should prepare your unit before moving in your items. 

Clean it thoroughly with odor-absorbing cleaners such as store-bought cleaners or a mixture of lemon juice, water, and vinegar. Apart from mopping the floors, wipe down the walls as well.

Use a Dehumidifier

Storage units tend to be smelly due to the presence of mildew and mold. As long as you can prevent mold and mildew from growing, you don't have to worry about odors. That said, consider using a dehumidifier to remove humidity and moisture from the air. Just make sure your unit has electrical access before purchasing a dehumidifier. Keep in mind that dehumidifiers aren't effective in areas that get very cold.

Add Scented Products

While using a dehumidifier can help keep your storage unit fresh, you can also throw in a few scented products. Products such as gel air fresheners, oil diffusers, wax melts, linen or room spray, and car air fresheners will mask any foul odors in the unit. This way, you will retrieve all your items from the unit while they smell fresh.

Use Airtight Containers

Storing your items in an airtight container can help you prevent foul odors from the storage unit. Always use airtight plastic bins instead of cardboard boxes. This way, moisture won't access the containers and accelerate the growth of mold and mildew. Besides, any foul odor will be contained in the bin; thus, preventing it from spreading to the entire unit.

Get a Climate Controlled Unit

If you like your storage unit smelling fresh throughout, you might have to fork out some extra cash. So, instead of renting the standard storage unit, get a climate-controlled unit. The units have special features that will keep humidity and temperature controlled. This means your unit will never develop mold, mildew, and nasty smells. As such, your items will remain in pristine condition.

Keeping your storage units smelling fresh isn't that difficult. It's just the simple things you do that determine how fresh or musty your unit smells. Use the above tips to keep your items and storage unit smelling good.

For more information on storage, contact a company near you.