Cleaning, Organizing or Decluttering: Which Do You Need to Do?

A person standing in a cluttered room with cleaning supplies on the floor

Although it’s wintertime in Meridian, ID, some residents are “on the ball” and start a small winter-clean before the big “spring-clean” in April. Some things will need to be organized; others will need to be stored away in storage units. Central Self Storage has some tips to help you know whether you need to clean, organize, or declutter your home.

Differences Between Cleaning, Organizing and Decluttering


Cleaning your room doesn’t just mean picking the clothes up off the floor and tidying up the dressers. It’s about removing all the dust, dirt, and debris that has built up over time – not changing the layout. Vacuuming the floors, wiping down the surfaces, washing the bedding, and dusting the curtains and ceiling fans will make your room fresh and clean.


Organizing your home comes down to changing the order of things and getting stuff out of the way and into the proper place. You may need to rearrange the shelves, sort seasonal clothing, or find a new place for rarely used items and outdated decor. Bringing in a few things like door racks and wall shelves can help you create more space in your home when it’s time to organize each room.


Decluttering your interior may seem challenging at first, but that’s only because you might have a hard time parting with things. To declutter means to get rid of stuff. Not everyone likes the thought of tossing out things that they’ve had for years. However, there’s good news: You don’t have to get rid of things permanently if you don’t want to. With self storage, you can pack the stuff that gets in the way and save it for later when you know exactly what to do with it.

Get More Space With Storage Units

It sometimes takes more than a simple cleaning to make your home look neat and organized. You may need to move some of the clutter to storage units if you want to make extra space and to keep things nice and tidy. Central Self Storage in Meridian, ID can help with that, keeping your belongings safe and secured when it’s time to declutter or downsize your home. Contact us to reserve your unit today.