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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

Make Storage Easier: 3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Storage Building

Jackson Russell

Self storage is pretty straight forward. You simply put your stuff in a building, lock it up, and access it when necessary. However, there are a few things that you can do to enhance your storage experience. If you're not doing the following three things, you might want to think about starting. 

Rotate Stock

If you're storing certain types of items, you may want to think about setting up a rotating stock system where you put new items in the back of the building and keep older items toward the front of the building. Obvious things that need such a system are non-perishable food items and medical supplies. However, some not-so-obvious items should be rotated as well. Holiday decorations, for example, are much easier to locate if they are stored in the order of how the holidays fall on the calendar. After a holiday is finished, you simply put the packed items in the back of the building so that stuff for the next holiday is always front and center. 

Use Labels

If you haven't labeled your stuff, you should. Labels not only make it easier to find your stuff when you need it, they can also give you pertinent information at a glance. Some examples of information that you may want to include on your labels includes the date that the items were stored, the weight of the box or storage container, and the names of some of the smaller items contained inside the box. Large, easy-to-read labels will help you find your things much easier, which means you won't have to go through everything to find one thing. 

Go Vertical

It's easy to run out of space, especially if your storage unit is on the small size. Fortunately, though, all storage units have something that many people don't take advantage of: vertical space. To fit more in your unit, be sure to pack your things so you take advantage of it. Since boxes and totes may fall over if you stack them too high, you may want to build a racking system that allows you to store items safely. 

As you can see, there are several simple things you can do to get the most out of your small storage unit and your storage experience as a whole. Be sure to take advantage of these ideas and other storage solutions in order to make storing your stuff as stress free as possible. For more information, talk to a professional like Gray Storage Solutions.