Are you thinking about renting out a self-storage unit?
Whether your downsizing or looking for a place to store your holiday decorations, a self-storage unit can be an excellent solution.
That said, storage units can become miniature black holes if you aren't careful when packing them.
Fortunately, there are a few handy tricks and methods you can use to keep your storage unit clean and functional.
Ready to start making the most of your storage unit, but aren't sure where to start? Don't worry, we're here to help!
Here are a few must-have tips and tricks that are sure to help you make the most of your self-storage unit.
Break Everything Down
Arrange and store several small things than it is to pack away a bunch of bulky pieces. So, before you start organizing your belongings in your storage unit, you should take the time to break everything down.
Take apart large bookcases, separate sectionals, and take the legs off of tables. Your goal should be to make everything as small and as flat as possible. That way, everything is more manageable and subsequently easier to store away.
But remember, there's a good chance you're going to want to put the furniture you break down back together again.
So, make sure you store any specific screws or instruction manuals away in a safe place, where you'll be able to find them when you're ready for them.
Invest In Shelving
Why build outward, when you can go upward?
One of the best ways to save on floor space in your storage unit is by stacking everything. Unfortunately, excessive stacking can make it difficult to access the boxes and items that wind up closest to the floor.
And, that's where shelving comes in.
With a few cheap adjustable shelves, you'll be able to "stack" all your items without having to sacrifice accessibility.
Shelving is also a fantastic way to keep items off the ground, which can help keep your belongings safe.
Leave an Aisle
If you need to get something out of your storage unit, there's a good chance you might wind up having to empty the entire thing.
But, if you leave yourself a little room to move around, you won't have to worry about having to dig around to find your Halloween decorations.
Leaving an aisle is the best way to keep your self-storage unit from becoming a den of chaos. And, one of the best ways to implement this method, is by using our last tip and using shelving units.
Organization is Key
Finally, the best way to get the most out of self-storage units is by staying organized.
Make sure you clearly label any boxes and keep a running list of any large items you're storing. You should also keep things that go together in one place, and keep items you know you'll be coming back for often, like decorations, in an easy to reach area.
Making the Most of Your Self Storage Unit
Now that you know how to make the most of your self-storage unit, it's time to get organizing!
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