How to Organize a Self-Storage Unit Like a Pro

flea-market-1132553_960_720Does this photo resemble the current state of your self-storage unit? If so, then perhaps it's time to reorganize your unit. Renting a self-storage unit is an undeniably great way to free up space inside your home or place of business. However, it's only beneficial if you know how to properly organize your belongings, which is something that we're going to discuss in today's post.

Large Items Towards the Back

If you are familiar with the general concept of loading a moving truck, you'll have an easier time organizing your self-storage unit. Basically, you want to begin by placing all of your larger items towards the back. Whether it's a dresser, chest of drawers, television, couch, washer, dryer, etc., start by moving all large items towards the back of your unit. Not only is this more efficient, but it also reduces the risk of injury, as large items may fall over when placed in the center of a unit.

Keep a Path Clear

I know this is easier said than done, but try keeping a path clear inside your storage unit. Packing every square inch with items will prevent you from being able to access certain things when you need them. If you leave a small path, however, you'll have an easier time finding and accessing your items. It doesn't have to be a large path, but rather make a single lane, 2 or 3-feet wide, that extends to the rear of your unit.

Pack Your Items

The photo shown here is a prime example of what NOT to do with a self-storage unit. As you can see, items are randomly thrown inside with no real sense or order or direction. And furthermore, many of these items are not placed in boxed or containers. Investing the necessary time and labor into packing your items beforehand will allow you to squeeze more space out of your unit. Boxed and plastic containers can be stacked on top of each other, allowing for greater organization and efficient use of space.

Maintain It

Self-storage isn't something that you can set and forget. Assuming you access it on a regular basis, you'll want to get into the habit of cleaning it as well. This means going through and removing any unwanted items, as well as sweeping the floors and cleaning any dirt or dust that's accumulated on your items.

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