Container Clean!

You’re not the only one having a spring clean!

Here at Louth Self storage, based in Manby in Lincolnshire, we often blog about the importance of being tidy. We give big praise to spring cleaning sprees, putting things away and making space by putting those less-used items into storage. And for good reason, we mention it now! Not only is it spring, but there’s never been a better time to ensure working and living areas are kept as clean and minimal as possible.


Whilst things are quiet (and they are!!), we have taken advantage of this great opportunity to do as we say and have a big tidy up ourselves. Don’t get us wrong, we are very good at always keeping things tidy, but every now and then we do have to stop what we’re doing and concentrate on some of the bigger housekeeping duties (groan!).


half clean container showing before/after comparison


We’re using this time to deep clean! 

So, we are not just ‘talking the talk’, we are ‘walking the walk’. That means paying extra attention to the cleanliness of the whole site. After sweeping up (which we do almost continuously throughout each season!), one of the biggest jobs is cleaning all the external storage units. None of our containers are more than a few years old, so they are in tip-top condition, but surprisingly it only takes a few months before the dirt and grime begins to collect. A common issue in wetter months is that a thin film of algae will collect on the outer surfaces, which quickly becomes unsightly and can sometimes be quite difficult to remove. So, once or twice a year, we dig out the pressure washer and give them all a good blasting. This time, however, as we had more time than usual, we used a hand scourer, some special algae-eating solution, and plenty of elbow grease to make sure that even the more stubborn deposits have all been removed. You can see from the photo the difference it makes. We’re very happy with it, and it does make a huge difference as you drive in.


There is something really satisfying when all the hard work is done, and you can see the fruits of your labour; sparkling containers, looking like new.


Even more satisfying, is knowing that you don’t have to do it again for another 6 months!


When will you get this chance again?

If you still have some time on your hands, why not take this opportunity to get ahead with all those jobs you’ve been putting off because you’ve been too busy? It’s often too easy to put off those jobs that you really don’t want to do. You know they have to be done, but…. no more excuses! Clearing out the shed, sorting the loft, valeting the car, throwing the out-of-date stuff from the kitchen cabinets, etc. You won’t find a better time than now. The majority of us are staying home and heeding the government’s advice, but how many of us are seeing this as the chance to catch up on our never-ending list of ‘things to do’?


There is no need to be bored and there is always something to be done if you look hard enough.  Sometimes you don’t even have to look too hard!


Keeping busy makes the time go quicker, keeps our brains active and, in a lot of cases, can keep you fit too. It hasn’t all got to be done today, pace yourself and do as little or as much as you feel like doing. Let the weather determine whether you are working indoors or outside; sorting the weeds from the flowers or clearing out that drawer in the kitchen. Everybody has one!

We’re always searching for new ways to improve, and this doesn’t just extend to our security. We believe you do and should expect more than the minimum from us, which is why we’re constantly producing new materials that you might find handy, like our latest useful space guide.


Helping you to work out which size of unit would be best for you, it cuts down on the guesswork so we can provide you with exactly what you need from the word go.


Storing your goods to the very highest standard, the team at Louth Self Storage are genuinely committed to providing a customer experience par excellence, and to ensuring you can have complete peace of mind when you store your goods and possessions with us.


Why not contact us today on 01507 327008 for more information?