The arrival of spring should be an exciting, anticipatory time of year. Don't let a spring cleaning project put a damper on your excitement. You can lessen the stress of spring cleaning by renting a storage unit for your excess belongings or an on site storage container that will give you extra time to decide what to do with some of your stuff.
Prior to beginning your spring cleaning project, do some research to find out the rental cost of a self storage unit in a complex that is located in an area that is convenient for you to access. If you have space on your property for a portable storage container, you may want to compare the rental cost of a container and a storage unit. Be sure to factor in the length of time you anticipate needing storage.
As you spring clean, donate whatever items you find that you no longer use or need. If you realize you are simply shuffling around items or articles of clothing that you've moved around for years, yet never used, you can be pretty certain that you won't miss them if you donate them. There's no reason to pay for storing something you don't need.
If you decide to rent a storage unit for an extended amount of time as a way to gain extra storage space, take all of your winter outdoor equipment to the unit. This will free up space for you to organize your spring and summer outdoor lawn and garden equipment, sports items and clothing. At the end of summer, you can simply remove the winter stuff and put the summer things in the storage unit.
It may be that a large yard sale would eliminate enough items for you to be able to organize and store things without renting a unit. This is where an on site storage container can be helpful. Put the items you want to sell in the container until you have time to arrange a sale. That allows for a less stressful spring cleaning and a more organized sale.