As storage units get filled up over time, it may be easy to place your belongings in the first spot available, which leads to disarray and misplaced items. This will eventually lead to your unit looking like some ancient cache of lost artifacts whenever you try and find your way through it. Obviously, this is an undesirable outcome for your storage unit and can be time consuming for you. Below we have several organization tips to get the most out of your storage unit.
Create a system
The first step is to choose an organization system for grouping items. This is going to vary in terms of the items you keep in your storage unit, but this is a good place to start! Firstly, categorize your items into groups. If you’re downsizing your house, for example, you could group items by room. Alternatively, if you are storing seasonal equipment, 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 for each category you’ve chosen. The amount of space required 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, 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 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 within each category. There are times when you forget what’s been put into storage and what isn’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 really is 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.