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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 Make the Most Out of Your Self-Storage Space

Jackson Russell

If you are renting a self-storage unit, you might find yourself a little concerned about the amount of space that you have to work with. The idea is to make as much use as possible out of the space you already have instead of automatically trying to upgrade to a large, more expensive unit. To help you do this, check out the following tips.

Use the Unused Space

What this means is that depending on what you are storing in your unit, you might have a lot of unused space left to work with. For example, things such as dressers, chests, freezers, refrigerators, microwaves, and stoves can take up a lot of room, but they can be put to good use. Simply use the interiors of these pieces to store smaller items. Since there is not just the added space but the added layer of protection should something fall in the storage unit, you might want to first consider placing your smaller, more fragile, items in there.

Go Vertical

Just because your rented storage unit came with bare walls doesn't mean that you have to keep it that way and store everything right on the ground. You do have the option to bring in a utility shelving unit, which is usually made of metal and very sturdy. Of course, it has to be a free-standing shelving unit because you will not be able to secure anything to the storage unit walls. Just make sure that you are sticking with metal shelving, as wood shelving can quickly mold or warp with extreme changes in the environment and plastic shelving is too flimsy. It will also be very important to make sure that you are keeping the heavier items on the bottom shelves in order to prevent the shelving unit from tipping over. Light items like curtains, clothes, or small trinkets from around the house will do well on the upper shelves.

Avoid Cardboard Boxes

Even the sturdiest of cardboard boxes can become misshapen over time. When this happens, they will no longer stack on top of each other in a manner that is suitable for taking up less space or keeping your personal belongings safe. Therefore, you will want to skip the cardboard boxes and instead invest in plastic bins that come with lids. You can fit a lot in these and they will hold up against the test of time.

With just those three tips in mind, you should have a much easier time making the most out of the small self-storage space that you have to work with. Look for a self-storage facility in Montclair, CA or your area to get started.