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If you rent a storage unit to house your Christmas decorations or extra furniture, you might find it hard to remember what you have packed into that tiny space. I found myself with this problem a few years back, after I moved a bunch of extra stuff that I had inherited into storage. However, your storage unit doesn't have to become an unsightly mess. This blog is all about simplifying your storage space by helping you to organize things. Check out these articles to learn how a clean and tidy storage unit might help you, and how you can make changes today.


Simplifying Your Storage Space

How To Effectively Organize Your Self Storage Unit

Jackson Russell

Whether you are just now getting ready to put everything into storage or you are ready to re-organize your existing storage unit, you will want to keep reading. By making use of the following tips, you should have no trouble organizing your self storage unit so that it will not only be easier to find everything, but so that you will have a lot more space to work with. 

Line The Walls With Shelves

While it is true that you cannot attach any shelves to the walls themselves, you can bring in some free-standing metal shelving units. Wood shelving units might work, but if you are in a damp region of the country, there is always the chance that your wood shelves could warp or grow mold. Just make sure that you are lining all available walls with the shelves before putting anything else in the storage unit. Pack the shelves as full as you can without overloading them. For example, you will want to keep the heaviest items on the bottom shelves. Then, you can pack things such as boxes, plastic bins, and furniture in front of the shelves.

Use A Color Code System

This can be easily done by making use of colored plastic bins. Use a different color for each category of items that you will be storing. An example would be using green plastic bins for all of your holiday decorations. You can use black bins for all of your sheets, pillow cases, or stuffed animals. Then you might want to use a bright yellow plastic bin for all of your kitchen supplies. This way, you can easily find things in your self storage unit should you ever have to retrieve anything. You might also want to consider making a little color cheat code that you can tape to the wall of the unit. This way, you will not have to worry about forgetting what each colored bin contains.

Make Use Of Those Appliances

If you will be storing appliances in your self storage unit, such as a microwave, refrigerator, or oven, you will want to make the most out of the space that they will be taking up. For example, you can store many fragile items in these appliances. You not only save space that way, but you get that little bit of extra protection for things that would otherwise be at risk for damages just sitting in a regular cardboard box.

Getting your self storage unit in order can be very simple if you simply take advantage of the previously mentioned tips.