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.
Depending on how organized you are, putting your things into a storage unit can either be an irritating experience or a simple process that's not nearly as hard as you imagined. When you put forethought into how you pack, you can end up with a very organized storage unit where everything is easy to find. Follow this advice to pack your unit in the best manner possible.
Complete one room at a time
Pack one room at a time so you don't get ahead of yourself and end up moving things from room to room. If you move things around throughout the process, it may be difficult to locate particular items in the future. This also helps to keep the entire house clean during the process, which will help you to not feel so overwhelmed.
Use clear bins
Using clear bins -- instead of cardboard boxes -- to pack up your house will make it much easier for you to see what's in each box. When you label cardboard boxes, there isn't enough room to write down all the contents on each box, leaving you to do a lot of guessing and looking. With plastic bins, you can write down the main contents while also being able to see some of what is inside.
Keep clothing in the dressers and in wardrobe boxes
You can remove the dresser drawers from the dresser so it's lighter to move. Once you put it in the storage unit, you can put the dresser drawers back in place with your clothes in them. If your items are going to be in storage for a long time, you may want your clothing to be wrapped in plastic bags to protect them; you can then put the items back in the drawers. Also, put the clothes that hang in your closet in wardrobe boxes so they don't get wrinkled while being stored.
Leave spaces between the boxes
Put all large items, such as mattresses, couches and appliances, in the back of the unit. Leave gaps between the rows of boxes as you are putting your items in the unit. This will give you space to move around safely inside the unit to get at anything you may need while your things are being stored. Also, be sure to not stack the rows too high, or your things can shift and fall, creating a big problem for you.
Talk to the owner of a self storage facility for more organizational tips.