Whatever the size of your self storage unit -big or small – keep in mind that you have to keep it in order and organize at all times. You must treat your storage unit the way you are treating a part of your home. If you must know, it is not easy to locate any specific item if the place is unorganized, chaotic and messy. You may have to spend hours in searching for that something you are looking for in your storage unit and the worst part is, you may end up not finding it at all.
Here are some helpful tips to guide you in organizing your self storage unit.
- Sweep the unit before moving in
A clean storage space sets the mood for an order and neat layout. Treat your storage space the way you treat your home. You certainly don’t want litter to be scattered everywhere your self storage unit.
- Plan the layout.
If you haven’t placed any items in your storage unit yet, grab the chance to make your own layout of your storage space. It maybe tedious and bothersome task but it would definitely pay off in the future in planning carefully the placement of your valuables. An example would be placing the items that you won’t use frequently at the back of your storage space. You can place those items that you frequently need at the front of your self storage unit. By doing it this way, it would be easy for you to retrieve the items that you need without having to go around tossing and turning every nook and cranny of your storage unit.
- Designate a spot for specific items
Designate a specific spot inside your self storage unit for particular items. You can easily find what you are looking for. For example, reserving a location specific for kitchen items only inside your rented storage space. So if you need to retrieve your old wafflemaker, you will know exactly where to look for.
- Make a walkway or an aisle
In using self storage unit, make certain that you keep the middle space in the storage unit as your walkway or your aisle. This empty space will give you easy access to your belongings which are stored at the back of your rented storage space. Additionally, it can better assist you in organizing the contents of your self storage unit.
- Use boxes of similar sizes
In packing your belongings for storage, use boxes that are similar in size. It will be easier to stack them up and you can save more space for other items. More importantly, using similar boxes give your storage unit a more organized and cleaner look.
- It’s all about the label
This is the easiest way to identify what items are placed inside a box. Use a marker that won’t fade so easily and be sure to write legibly.
- Keep a list of all your items
List everything you plan to store in your self storage unit. A photo inventory also helps you to remember the things that you are keeping away on a safe place temporarily.