How To Organize A Self Storage Unit
by Uncle Bob's Storage Services
It is a known fact that as we get older, we tend to accumulate things. When we get our own place, it’s beautiful to see that our garage is clean, neat, and organized. Look back 10 years later, and if you are like me, then you can’t probably set foot in your garage with all the stuff you’ve accumulated.
Some solutions are worth trying like having a garage sale for the things you don’t need, but what happens when you solemnly refuse to give up any of your belongings? Even on other occasions, our storage space is reduced by the coming of a new family member, or sometimes we might decide we want to establish our own home office.
An obvious reduction of space will always alter our ways of living, and the overall look of our inner home can be affected. For some of us, this is just simply unacceptable. If you are like me and like to have every inch of your home perfectly organized, then you understand the frustration that comes with a cluttered, chaotic home.
What are our alternatives? Is there really a viable solution? Today, many families take advantage of self storage facilities. These companies offer storage units free from humidity and extreme temperatures, and most of the time they are very safe. Getting one is much easier and budget-friendly than you think, and many firms are nationwide and usually within a reasonable distance from your house.
Storage facilities help, not only to organize and provide you with more space, but can work as an inventory space for home businesses too. If you are undergoing a home remodeling project, there is always the danger that furniture may get damaged or stained. With a storage unit, you can keep your home’s belongings free from danger. On other occasions we might be away from home for a long time or we might be moving away to a smaller apartment, then this solution might work as well.
Maximizing storage spaces is crucial; here are some tips on how to organize your own storage facility.
1. Determine the space needed. Before renting a unit, make sure you will be able to fit all you need. Make sure to consider the dimensions of furniture that occupies a lot of space.
2. Label all your belongings in boxes. It’s always better to categorize what you are storing, so it is easier to determine which item goes in which box. If a category has more than one box, then make sure you label them correctly. For example you might have “Christmas decorations 1/5” “Christmas decorations 2/5”, etc.
3. Make a list of everything you are storing in that unit. Keep a close record of what you put in and out; having an excel spreadsheet with a detailed list of your belongings there could be useful.
4. Use strong boxes. Some items might be too heavy for a cardboard box, so consider using strong plastic containers. Also, place the heaviest items at the bottom, and the more delicate (glasses, etc) at the top.
5. Distribute space evenly. Make sure that there is walking space for you to reach every item without moving that many things. This is usually when accidents occur.
6. Do not stack boxes. More than 3 boxes on top of each other a hazard. It minimizes stability, and some boxes might collapse.
7. Do a checkup from time to time. Every once in a while, visit your storage facility. Check the humidity and temperature levels, wipe dust accumulation, and check for weird smells. Sometimes mice and rats make their palaces out of storage units.
Uncle Bob’s storage services provide excellent units at very decent prices, serving more than 160,000 customers over 25 states. Visit our website for more on maximizing storage spaces.