Moving in itself can be very stressful. Between getting rid of belongings, organizing, packing, loading, the list goes on and on. Once you’re finally all settled into your new home, you may find yourself needing a storage unit. If you’re in this position, we have a few helpful tips to organizing and keeping your storage unit neat and easy to access!
How Should You Keep Your Unit Organized?
Choose the same size boxes/storage containers
Having the same size boxes or containers can help tremendously with fitting more inside your storage unit. If you have all the same size boxes you can then easily stack them on top of each other/next to one another without taking up any needed space. Another helpful tip: Although they can be pricey, purchasing large plastic containers can be great with storing more items in one box, and help keep items free of moisture.
2. Label each and every box
This might be a no brainer for some. Labeling your boxes will make life way easier when you’re ready to head into your storage unit and grab a box or two. Even breaking it down can be helpful (ex: Winter Clothes- hats, gloves, scarves, boots). If you have multiple children, add their names on it too!
3. Create a simple map of where your belongings are located
This will definitely come in handy, especially if you make frequent trips to your storage unit. Simply just draw the layout of your storage unit, and make square boxes that are tabled with what contents are in each box. Tape this to the wall where you can see it.
4. Make a list of belongings you may frequently need
If you believe you’ll need to access your self storage unit pretty often, make a list of what items you think you’ll be taking in and out most. Here are some examples:
- Winter Clothes
- Summer Clothes
- Camping Materials
- Beach Accessories
- Holiday Decor
- Gardening Supplies
Strategically storing items such as these in the front of your unit will be a great help for you when you need to pick it up! This is great to do prior to moving all of your stuff into your unit.
5. Plan a layout for your unit
Planning ahead will take a good bit of stress off of your entire moving process. This goes hand in hand with your map you can pre make prior to moving everything into your storage unit. All furniture you plan to store should be placed along the backside of the unit. Any necessities or items you plan to have in and out of the storage unit can be stacked and prioritized from there.
Some of these steps may seem time consuming at first, but are well worth the effort. We promise they will make a whirl wind of a difference when it comes to organizing and keeping your self storage unit organized and easy to access!