Even though the pros of self-storage far outweigh the cons,
there are still challenges that you need to overcome when using storage units.
One of those challenges is organising your storage unit and avoiding
cluttering all together. In this blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at five
best practices for keeping your storage unit neatly arranged and virtually
your storage unit organised?
Besides the obvious convenience that an organised storage unit
will give you, keeping your valuables neatly
arranged can help prevent any unnecessary damage to your belongings caused by
excess weight (pilling things atop one another) or as a result of poor
positioning of your items (something that shouldn’t rest sideways, shouldn’t
Luckily for you, keeping your storage unit
clutter-free is easy! Here’s how:
single box size for as many items as possible
Having the same box sizes for as many of your belongings as
possible will help with stacking and accessibility. Even though this may not
work well for some of your belongings, it’ll help you organise everything that can
go into a box.
Keep in mind that larger boxes are good for items that
aren’t necessarily heavy but may not hold up well at the bottom of large
stacks. It’s also more difficult to get things out of them once they’ve already
the items you absolutely need to access while they’re in storage
Things that you need to access more often than others should
be kept in front of all your belongings so that you don’t find yourself having
to remove things when trying to access your goods. Things like tools and
clothing should be put ahead of everything else to save you frustration.
label again… label some more
Label each box on the top and on all the sides with unique
numbers, the room they came from and the contents of the boxes. You can also
place a special mark on boxes you may need to access frequently. Remember to be
as detailed as possible when labelling for contents.
comprehensive content/ inventory list
When you have a lot of items in a storage unit, it’s near
impossible to remember where you put everything. Large items may be easy to
remember, but things that go into boxes and containers are a different story.
To keep your valuables organised, we recommend you create a comprehensive
spreadsheet to keep track of all your items. Be sure to also note where in
your storage unit your items are located.
using clear plastic containers
Even though they’re more expensive than cardboard boxes,
plastic bins make it much easier for you to find your items when they’re
scattered throughout your storage unit. They’re no replacement for an inventory
list though, so don’t use this tip independently of the others we’ve given you.
Otherwise, if all these tips don’t work out for you, you may
want to consider getting a bigger storage unit. We’ve got you covered, get
in touch with us today!