Tips for organising your self storage
Self storage is your best option for when you want convenient storage and need regular access to your belongings. Taking some time to organise your self storage unit will provide many benefits. Here are some useful tips for organising your self storage.
Label your boxes
Properly label all your boxes so that you will have no problem trying to find items of belongings you may want to retrieve at a later date. Label the visible edges of the boxes so that you can clearly see the contents without having to move boxes around.
Put heavy items at the bottom or on the floor
This basic packing tip is one of the key considerations. Ensure that heavy items of furniture are placed on the floor and more delicate items on top. If you are stacking boxes then all of the heavier boxes should be on the floor and towards the bottom of the stack. This ensures that fragile items are not damaged or crushed while being stored. Remember to not stack boxes too high and try to keep the pile balanced.
Make a list
It is important to know everything you have in storage. Make an inventory of all of the items that you have in your storage unit. Start the list before you start packing items away and make sure everything is accounted for as you are loading the unit.
Store in plastic if you can
Plastic storage boxes are generally stronger and offer better long term protection than cardboard boxes. They are also better for preventing moisture damage and can be stacked well. They are available in all kinds of sizes and can be re-used for many other purposes.
Store frequently used items at the front
If there are items of belongings that you know you will need every now and then or items that you will use on a seasonal basis, it is best to store them towards the front of your storage unit. This makes it far more convenient when it comes to retrieving items when you need them.
When filling up your storage unit, ensure that you leave enough room for easy access. Leave aisle space so that it will be easy for you to access things.
A self storage unit is a useful place to keep your belongings safe while you are decluttering your home or needing storage space for moving home. Being as organised as possible will help you to make the most of your space while keeping your belongings safe and secure. If you’re looking for secure storage space at home or for business why not contact us today for a quote and see how we can help.