When you are storing only a few things in a self-storage unit, it's easy for you to know where everything is. But, when you rent a larger unit and are storing a lot more stuff, it's all too easy for you to lose where things are. This means that when you are trying to find something, you might end up making even more of a mess trying to find what you are looking for. But, there are a few things you can do that will help you organize your storage space and make it easier for you to lay your hands on what you want, when you want it.
The first part of organizing your self-storage unit is making sure that you thoroughly label every box. You should label it on the top of the box, on one long side, and on one short side. Ideally, your labels will say what room the box belongs to or give a good description as to what's inside. You could even create a list of exactly what is in the box as you are packing it, which you can then put on the box as well. Or, you could number the boxes and create a master list as to what is in each box. If you do that, then make sure that you have more than one copy of your master list so that you don't lose it.
Get Identical Boxes
If you can, make sure that all your boxes are identical in size. If they aren't the exact same kind of box, do your best to make sure that they are as close to the same size as possible. It is going to be easier to stack the boxes neatly and in an orderly fashion if they are the same size. When you do stack them, make sure that you leave the label on the outside so that you can just look at the stacks of identical boxes and know what's in each one with just a glance.
If you are going to put a lot of items in a self-storage unit, you want to make sure that you know what's in each box whenever you visit. You also want to make sure that you keep your unit organized so you can get in, get what you want, and then get back out.
For more information, contact a local storage facility, like Freeport West.Share
4 December 2020
After we moved into a smaller home, we realized that a lot of our stuff would need to be moved into a storage unit. Unfortunately, after we moved things into our storage space, we realized that it was going to be pretty tough to keep clean. To keep our stuff from getting damaged, we decided to go through our unit, organize our things into boxes, and try hard to keep it organized. However, after a series of trials and errors, we were able to figure out a system that worked for us, and our unit is still clean. Check out this blog to learn more about tidying up your storage unit.