Organizing your storage container can be tricky and time-consuming if not done strategically. However, if planned wisely, it can bring countless benefits to your lifestyle, including convenience, affordability, accessibility, easy expansion while ensuring optimum security and safety of your valuables. Renting a self-storage unit is your initial step to declutter your house, office, or business place. To help you amplify the benefits of this extra space, here we a few tips for you to efficiently organize your storage container:
Start from the beginning
Before moving your boxes to the storage unit, you should make sure to pack them efficiently. To prevent the boxes from becoming heavy, try loading them with a uniform proportion of light and bulky items. For instance, you can combine a box of books or glasses with clothes, pillows, or draperies. Also, consider using boxes of the same size as it will make the stacking process more accessible and organizable.
Label your belongings
Accurately labeling your boxes is one of the essential aspects of efficiently organizing your storage container. You can either consider writing entire units of a box on one side or write a number on each box while writing its items on a list. However, you should also make sure to label the top and at least one side of the box, including the box number, to be more accurate in finding the right items quickly and effortlessly.
Create a master list
This step correlates with the labeling process. Once you have completed the labeling process, you should consider creating a master list. Penning down every single item in a list may seem ominous at first, but it will become your savior in the long run. You can note down the box number and all the contents stored in the box while placing it in the storage unit. Following this tacky process will allow you to refer to this sheet during emergencies or time-bound situations.
If the boxes are stored aimlessly with no proper consideration, none of the labelings will work out. One of the practical tips to better organize your storage unit is by mapping it out. Consider organizing your storage unit by making sections for each room to store all the boxes of one room together. For instance, you can keep all the kitchen boxes together on one side, bedroom boxes, and office essentials on the other side while ensuring to place the most needed boxes closest to the door for easy access.
Don’t waste any space
Do not neglect the walls of your storage unit while focusing on storing all the essentials on the floor. Try installing detachable racks, hooks, or bungees on the walls of your storage container at your convenience. You should remember that all the space between the walls of your storage unit is for you to use, so make sure to go creative and use it to your advantage.
Create a center aisle
To prevent your storage container from becoming an un-navigable maze, it is essentially critical to creating a center aisle for you to walk. This will not only save your struggle but also ease out your access to locate anything in the unit. It will enable you to liberate plenty of space for your valuables while allowing you to quickly reach any boxes lying in the back of the storage container.
About A.B. Richards
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