Sunday, January 13, 2019

How to Organize the Storage Unit


Renting a storage locker is a great way to remove the clutter from your home, and tuck away those odds and ends that you don't use everyday. And the beauty of a come and go self-serve storage facility is that when you decide you do need your things, you can pull them out at your leisure! Unless of course, you let your storage units queens get just as out of control as your basement or garage used to be, rendering your prized possessions almost entirely inaccessible!

Let's make sure that doesn't happen by going over some of our top tips to keeping your storage unit as organized as possible.

Have a Strategy

As tempting as it might be to throw your goods into a pile and leave them be, using a bit of rhyme and reason in your storage organization strategy will save you a tonne of pain and hassle when it comes to taking out your special things.

Label Boxes

The first step at organizing your storage unit should start at home. Before locking your items away, categorize them, place them in boxes or airtight containers, and label them. This will ensure that you won't waste time opening box after box in search of "camping gear" or "winter wear".

Biggest to the Back

Be sure to store big items like furniture, boats, sporting vehicles, and anything else of sizable proportions towards the rear of your unit. Trust us, it's easier to pull out a few smaller boxes than it is to move a stack of bicycles.

Lightest to the Top

Of a similar strategy, if you're stacking boxes, make sure to keep the lightest towards the top so you can avoid lifting that box of iron pots and pans every time you want to access your Christmas decorations.

Consider the Seasons

If you know you'll be pulling out a lot of your stored items next season, it makes sense to keep them accessible. Similarly, at the end of a season, while it is easy to simply put your summer gear in the first space you see available, it makes more sense to take the time to pull your winter goods forward and rotate them at the change of the season.

Make a Map

This will take some careful planning and a bit of time to coordinate, but a great way to make sure you never forget part of your locker something is in, is to draw a basic map of your unit and jot down a rough guide to which quadrant or level every box or item is kept on.

Another option is to simply write an itemized list of your storage unit's inventory with a simple note attached to each, like "bottom layer, back left corner against wall".

Simply tape your map and/or list near the front of your storage unit, and next time you have to pull something out you won't have to worry about opening up box after box to find whatever it is you're looking for!


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