Organization and Planning: Make the Most of Your Storage Unit

Organization and Planning: Make the Most of Your Storage Unit

A storage unit is a great option for so many different reasons. And no matter what you are planning to use it for, making sure it is nicely organized can greatly benefit you. You will have more space when you properly pack your unit. Also, you can find what you want, when you want it if all of your items are orderly. A more structured storage unit help keep your belongings safer, too as they will be less likely to topple over. Let’s get ready to pack to make the most of your storage unit!

Packing Your Items

  • Use boxes that are the same size, or try to use no more than a couple different sizes. This will make stacking them in the storage unit much easier.
  • Label your boxes. Depending on your needs, you may choose to attach a general label such as “kitchen items” or you may choose to list out all of the items in the boxes. Also, placing a label on the top and the side will make it more convenient to know what’s in each box. Be sure mark boxes as “fragile” if they contain breakables.
  • Fill the boxes as full as possible. Be careful, however not to completely fill them with heavy items or you may not be able to carry them. By doing this, your boxes will be less likely to tip over or collapse.

Packing Your Storage Unit

  • Prepare the storage unit before putting your items in it. Start by cleaning it out. Then, if you can, place pallets on the ground. When your items are off the ground, it can prevent rats and other pests from creating a home under the boxes.
  • Decide where you want to place your items within the storage unit. Sketching out a floor plan can be a very helpful option. Be sure, though, to leave a walkway or two, depending on the size of the unit.
  • Start at the back of the space with your biggest items. If you have furniture that can be dismantled, take it apart for more room.
  • Take advantage of any hollow furniture or shelving units. For example, place a box or two in a wardrobe, refrigerator, or washing machine or use the shelves for boxes or other items.
  • Stack your boxes so you can get to them if needed. Place the heavier boxes on the bottom and the lighter ones higher up. Also, face the labels out so you know what you have placed where.

Taking a little extra time to plan and organize your storage unit is a worthwhile task. For more information about making the most of the space, contact us.

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