8 Ideas To Help You Keep Your Storage Organised
See our simple storage solutions to help keep you organised when renting self-storage.
An easily accessible and tidy self-storage unit is essential to keeping your items in good condition and helps eliminate the chances of things being damaged.
Make an inventory
The best starting point to keeping your storage organised (especially if you have many small items) is to have an inventory list. Perfect if you're moving house or downsizing and want to keep track of things easily and know which boxes certain items are stored in. Our guide on creating a self-storage inventory will help you to get started.
Keep essential items close to the front
This may seem like common sense, but when you're putting things in your storage unit, it can be easy to forget to do this. Anything you may need to access frequently during your storage rental should be stored near the front of the unit and be easy to get to so you don't have to go rummaging through boxes to find what you need.
Dismantle your furniture
This will save you so much space when you're storing your items! If you have any furniture that can be dismantled or have the legs taken off, it'll be much easier to pack them neatly into your storage unit. Filling anything hollow, like freezers, with smaller items and boxes is a great space saver, too - remember that they're stored in there!
Use cardboard boxes
Boxes are robust and stack easily. They're an effective way of protecting your items from dust and damage if they're well sealed. You can find a variety of sizes available to purchase on-site at Store First facilities.
Don't forget to label
You'll thank yourself when you return to get your storage when your boxes are labelled. Marking all sides lets you know what's inside easily, no matter how you stack your boxes. It saves a lot of time and effort when finding any items you're looking for.
Mark fragile and heavy items clearly
To help prevent any potential hazards or damage to your items, make sure you mark any boxes with fragile or heavy items inside. Whoever moves the box will know to be careful with it to avoid damage and lift it correctly not to injure themselves.
Fill boxes and containers to capacity
Fill your cardboard boxes and plastic containers well enough so that items inside don't move around (but also don't get crushed). Full boxes will be sturdier to stack, don't make them too heavy that the bottom will break with the weight.
Store all small fixings together
Screws, nuts, and bolts for the same items should all be stored safely together, marked clearly what item they’re for. Try putting all screws for something in a ziplock bag or container and attaching them to the piece of furniture.
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