Whether you’re remodeling your home, moving to a new place, or combining households, there are plenty of reasons that having a storage unit makes perfect sense. But without proper planning, your storage unit can quickly become disorganized and underutilized. Here are some pro tips for making the best use of your storage space.
Start with shelving units.
Utility shelving units are one of the best investments you can make in your storage unit because they instantly maximize your storage space. You can get items off of the floor and onto shelves, making them more visible and accessible. And you’ll no longer have to worry about crushing your possessions under tall stacks of heavy boxes. Shelving units are one of the first key steps towards organizing your storage space.
Let’s face it: most of us don’t have time to label every box or bag that goes into our storage unit. But this step is crucial if you want to stay organized and make the most of your storage space. Keep a “supply bag” in your storage unit containing markers, scissors and a roll of tape so that you can label and organize as you go.
It can be tempting to pack every inch of your unit, but what do you do when you can no longer reach your stuff? Maybe you can see your kayak in the far corner, but you just can’t get to it. Or maybe the luggage set you need every other month is buried under your winter clothes. When it comes to packing your storage unit, try to keep large, seasonal, and seldom-used items towards the back. That way you can still access your more frequently used items when you need them.
At Right Move Self-Storage, we know it can be hard to squeeze your life into a small space. That’s why we make storage solutions for everyone’s needs. Contact us today to learn more.