Keeping Your Storage Unit Organized
As storage units get filled up over time it can be easy to just put things wherever you find a spot for them. Items will get lost and organization is completely forgotten about. This will eventually lead to your unit looking like some ancient cache of lost artifacts when ever you try and find your way through it. Obviously, this is an undesirable outcome for your storage unit and a little more care to keep things organized should be taken. Below we have several organization tips you can consider to get the most out of your storage unit.
Create a System
The first step is to settle on an organization system for grouping items. This is going to vary on what exactly you plan on putting into storage but what we’re suggesting is a good start for anything. First thing to do is group your items into categories of some sort. If your downsizing your house for example you could group items by room, or if you keep more seasonal equipment in storage then grouping it by season would be a good idea. Whatever you settle on make sure you keep it consistent and don’t start mixing items around.
Mark Out Some Space
From here you’ll need to designate space to each category you’ve made. How much is needed is going to depend on how much needs to be stored. Do whatever makes sense for what you have, but try and keep each area to an even size. Avoid weird tetris shapes as much as you can, no squiggle shapes but a few L shapes along the corners might be just fine. Make sure you leave space down the center of your unit so you can walk through unobstructed, and even leave some work room between sections to help better indicate different sections.
Create a Checklist
Afterwards we suggest getting some paper and making a chart of your storage unit. Roughly sketch out your unit and where each of your categories are going. From here a great idea is to make a note of every item you placed there. There are times when you forget what has been put into storage and what hasn’t. Creating a detailed list like this will help you to stay on top of your items.
These suggestions are all well and good but they won’t help you if you don’t even have a storage unit to use. Getting one is really the first step along the way. Check out the units we offer to find the one that works best for you. Afterwards reach out to us to start renting.