How To Maximise Your Storage Space
6 tips to help you make the most out of your self-storage unit
Whether small or spacious, no matter what size storage unit you opt for, it's always a good idea to plan out how to fill the space, especially if it requires you to get items out frequently.
Storing larger items
What you're using storage for depends on how you should store large items. If you're using long-term self-storage, large items should be stacked first to make the space easier to organise, so you're not constantly moving bulky items around. However, if your storage unit rental is acting as a stop-gap between house moves and you only need to store and then collect your things, any oversized items should be last. When it comes to loading them onto a removal van, this makes it easier as the bulky items such as bed frames and wardrobes tend to be what need to get packed first.
Heavier items at the bottom
If you have to stack your storage items, make sure to put anything heavy and sturdy at the bottom so there is no chance they can fall or damage anything valuable. Avoid stacking boxes or piles that are too high or heavy; make sure that whatever is underneath can hold what goes on top and refrain from creating any dangerous hazards in your storage space.
Keep essential items at the front
If you organise your storage well and keep anything that you will frequently need accessible and near the front, it will prevent the space from becoming untidy, and you won't have to go looking through boxes.
Get portable shelves or racking
Portable shelving is a great way to make the most of your space in a self-storage unit, as it allows you to stack multiple items without having to stack boxes.
Use boxes instead of plastic bags
Cardboard boxes are the easiest way to ensure your storage stays protected and helps you efficiently stack and organise your items. You can write on them to see at a glance what's inside, and they are more durable than plastic bags that can easily tear.
Create an inventory
The best way to stay organised and know where everything is located is to make an inventory list of all the items you are storing and where they are. Our handy Store First inventory guide shows you how to make a simple yet effective self-storage checklist, so you don't lose track of anything!
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