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.
The smaller the unit, the more imperative it is that you are doing everything you can in order to keep it organized. Otherwise, it can quickly turn into a big mess in a small space. To help you do just that, you will want to take a moment to review the following tips for easy organization.
Use Colored Bins
If you want to be able to quickly retrieve things from your mini storage unit, you will need to know where to look. Making use of colored bins with lids, such as the ones found at your local department stores, will help you do just that. Pick up as many different colored bins as you might need for the different categories of things that you are going to be storing. For example, you will want one color for kitchen items, one color for holiday decorations, and another color for general tools.
Vacuum Pack Your Fabrics
Are you planning to store comforters, sheets, pillows, clothing, or stuffed animals? If so, then it might be worth investing a little money into a vacuum sealer. There are many on the market to pick from and many simply attach to the vacuum that you already own. Simply stuff everything into the appropriate sized bag and allow the vacuum system suck out all of the excess air. This will compact a lot of what you own, allowing you to store much more in your mini unit than you might have ever thought possible.
Use Vertical Space
While you have to be careful with what you stack on top of each other, you can still make use of some vertical space. Simply bring in some free standing shelves and line them up against the walls. You will just have to make sure that the shelves are sturdy so that they do not topple over. To help ensure that no such thing happens, you will want to refrain from storing anything extremely heavy on the upper shelves. Once the shelves are packed full, you can then start packing items on the floor in front of the shelves. This will help to make sure that you are taking advantage of all of the available apace, while giving the shelving unit a little bit of added support in the front.
With those few tips in mind, you should have no trouble making sure that you are making the most out of the space that is available to you in your mini storage unit.
To learn more, contact a mini storage facility like Simonson's Mini Storage.