Do you have too many things to keep at home or are planning on moving and need a place to store your extra belongings? Then its time to consider renting a self storage unit.
Once you start filling it with your items, having a good organizational system will save you a lot of frustration later when trying to locate an item or getting ready to move. Let’s take a look at some helpful tips on how to keep things straight and tidy.
1. Store Heavy Boxes on the Bottom
Start out by getting boxes of similar size so that they are easily stacked on top of each other. While packing the boxes, label the outside clearly so that you are able to find certain items later, or if moving they will make it to the correct room when being unpacked.
As you are moving them into the storage unit place the heaviest boxes towards the back and on the bottom. This will keep them from crushing any items that are in smaller or lighter boxes.
2. Maximize Space
If you have furniture to store in your self storage unit it will likely take up a lot of space. To maximize the space you have, disassemble any large pieces you can, such as a headboard and bed frame and store it upright. This will keep the floor space open and allow you to store additional items.
If you have an item, such as a dining room table, that doesn’t disassemble then you can use it to store items on the flat top of the table as well as stacked underneath it. This will keep the table from taking up any unnecessary space.
When organizing your self storage unit remember to stack your items as high as you can safely go. This will allow you to make the most of your space, but you may also want to consider adding some wall or hanging shelves to get the most out of it.
3. Frequently Used Items Stay Towards the Front
As you are loading up your storage unit bear in mind the items that you may need to have access to throughout the year. You will want to keep seasonal clothing towards the front so that when winter is coming you can easily access those heavy coats and boots that were taking up space in your closet.
Also, consider storing items that you will use frequently in clear plastic bins so that they are not only easy to identify, but also easy to dig through when you only need some of the items from in the bin.
4. Create a List
Once everything has been stored in your storage unit you might lose track of what is in there, so it’s a good idea to create a list of your items.
Having a list will also be helpful if you are planning on moving and want to make sure all your items are accounted for when you reach your destination.
Are You Ready to Start Packing Your Self Storage Unit?
Hopefully, after reading this helpful list you are ready to start efficiently packing your self storage unit.
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