How to Organize Your Self Storage Unit
Posted on: July 7, 2020 | by: Sargena Narsa
Need a self-storage unit for your belongings? Consider renting a storage unit from a climate-controlled storage facility. Storage units are beneficial when needing long-term storage or if you need a place to store your belongings right after a move. We’re here to provide you with tips on how to plan and organize your storage unit, so you can always have easy access to your belongings. Our easy organization tips will help give you a hassle-free storage unit experience.
Choose your boxes and containers
Even though cardboard boxes are an inexpensive way to store your items, we recommend investing in plastic containers (at least for your most frequently used items). Plastic containers are definitely helpful in creating easy access. With clear containers, you can see what’s inside without having to dig through everything.
Label each box you pack
Label every box that you pack, so you can keep track of what’s inside and easily find what you’re looking for. If the items are fragile, be sure to label your box “fragile”.
Create an inventory list
Create an inventory sheet and keep track of each item while you pack.
Here’s a quick way to keep inventory:
- Number each box
- Write down the number of each box on a piece of paper
- Next, write the contents of each box underneath the matching number
- Write the location of the box
Keep this list at the front of your storage unit, so you can always have it on hand when you’re looking for something.
Plan an organized layout
After reserving your unit, plan a layout of where your belongings are going to be placed. This will help as you move items in. You won’t have to deal with planning and unloading in the same day.
Leave space for an aisle
Always, always leave space for an aisle in your storage unit. The last thing you want is to have to go through piles of boxes to reach the items you need.
Store frequently used items in the front
Keep your most frequently used belongings in the front of the unit and avoid having to make your way to the back each time you need something.
Place heavier items on the bottom towards the back
Store furniture and other heavy items towards the back of the unit. To maximize space, always store items vertically. If you have to store a couch or other furniture, store them vertically.
Consider getting shelves
Shelves are a great way to maximize space in a storage unit. Consider getting a shelf rack for your most used items and keep this shelf near the front of your unit. Instead of stacking your containers on top of each other, shelves make your belongings even more accessible.
Ready to rent a storage unit?
These steps may seem time consuming at first, but they are definitely worth the effort. You will save yourself time and energy from digging through piles of boxes looking for the items you need.