Summer Cleaning Tips for NYC Residents

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Summer Cleaning Tips for NYC Residents

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but tidying your house at the end of summer is equally as important to maintaining an organized living space. From swapping out seasonal clothes to cleaning patio furniture, there are so many little things to tackle that will make your life easier and more organized. Here are some easy summer cleaning tips to keep your house running smoothly all year long:

Prep it:

Prepare your Plants

Prepare your plants for a summer transition. If you have outdoor plants, start acclimating them to the indoor environment by bringing them inside a couple of nights a week. Clean off a ledge with a lot of sunlight to host these plants in the winter months, and start getting in the habit of watering them if you’re currently relying on rainwater to keep them fresh.

Check your Gutters

If you’re a homeowner, you’ll want to take a peek at your gutters before the fall. Check to see if your gutters are free of debris, so you won’t have a crisis when the leaves begin to fall.

Store it:

Simplify Storage is one of New York’s newest storage partners. We make it easy to store items for the short or long term, by coming directly to your home to pick up bins or bulky items. Then, contact us when you want your items back and we’ll deliver in one of the industry’s fastest turn-arounds. Starting at just $30 per month, it’s affordable and convenient for residents of all five NYC boroughs. Here are just a few of the items that you can store with us:

Window Fan

During the colder months, your window air conditioner or box fan may sit in a closet or corner of your apartment. Not only is it unsightly, but it’ll take up valuable storage space in your apartment.

Summer Accessories

While you may not own a grill of your own, there are likely some rarely used summer items, like grilling mats, grill accessories, pool floaties, lounge chairs, patio furniture, and more, that are taking up space in your home. Get these items out of the way in the off-season, and keep them organized for the next season.

Summer Clothes

Summer clothes are not as bulky as your winter jackets and coats, but can add up if you’re not careful. You may want to hang on to a few swimsuits or shorts in the case of a vacation, but you probably won’t use these items until next spring.

Camping Gear

Summer is a great time to break out the camping gear and explore the great outdoors. Everything from tents to air mattresses are handy for camping, but not so handy in a small NYC apartment. For more tips on how to store your camping gear, read our full blog.

Clean it:

Outdoor Furniture

Scrub and clean your outdoor items like patio furniture so they’ll be fresh for next season. Then, store the items with Simplify Storage so you don’t need to worry about these items in the winter months.


If you’ve been using the same cooler all summer to go to the pool or beach, give it a good scrub before storing it for the season. You’ll be ready to go when the beach calls your name next year.


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