Need somewhere to put your things? Think about renting a storage unit. People who need to store items temporarily or for a long time can use these storage units. Just make sure to pack, plan, and organise the storage unit so you don’t lose track of what you have. What’s the point of having a storage unit if you can’t find anything? Answer: there’s not much point at all. We can help you figure out how to organise a storage unit if you don’t know how. Our simple organising tips and packing hacks will help you get the most out of the space in your storage unit and make the whole process more efficient. Here are some tips that you must try if you want to organise a storage unit like an expert.
Make An Inventory List
When you have a lot of stuff stored, it’s difficult (if not impossible) to recall them all. Large pieces of furniture, such as a bed or couch, are easier to recall, but smaller items, such as artwork, photographs, gadgets, and clothing, are sometimes forgotten after being kept for months or even years. To keep track of everything, create and maintain a list of everything contained in the unit.
As you start to pack, we suggest making a list of each item in a spreadsheet. Taking pictures of the things you store is another great way to remember what you have in your storage unit. Make sure to save all the pictures and descriptions of the items in one place. Also, it’s a good idea to make some kind of map that shows where your things are in the unit.
Use Clear Bins, Not Cardboard Boxes
Don’t get us wrong: it’s fine to put cardboard boxes in a storage unit. Most of the time, they cost less than plastic bins. But it’s much easier to keep track of what’s in your storage unit if you use plastic bins. We think they are often worth the few extra pounds. Clear plastic bins are better than opaque cardboard boxes because you can see what’s inside without having to dig. This will help you find what you need faster and easier when you need it.
Take Your Furniture Apart
Before putting large pieces of furniture into storage, take them apart to save space and make organisation easier. This means, among other things, taking apart bed frames, headboards, sofas, and tables. We suggest putting each item vertically and toward the back of the storage unit. By storing items like headboards upright and to the side, you can make more room on the floor for other things. Tip: You can use your dining table as an additional shelf in your storage container if it doesn’t come apart.
Put The Most Used Items At The Front
There are probably some things you plan to use more often than others. For example, that extra bed you don’t have room for anymore probably won’t be used for a while, but your child’s toys will be. Seasonal clothing like heavy coats, hats, boots, sandals, and swimming costumes are also likely to be things you use more often. Even though you won’t need these things every day, you will have to go to the storage unit at least once a year to get them. These kinds of things should be put in boxes or bins with clear labels near the front of your storage unit. If you put them near the door where they are easy to get to, you won’t have to dig through piles of boxes every time you go to the storage unit.
Clean The Unit Thoroughly
You should only use a self-storage facility with clean units, but it doesn’t hurt to do a little more yourself to make sure your things are in a dry, clean space. Sweep the floor of the unit to get rid of all the dust and dirt, and then mop or scrub it with an all-purpose cleaner. Look for cracks or leaks in the walls, corners, and ceiling. If you find any, you should tell the storage place about the problem.
Be Extra Careful With Electronics
Electronics, such as computers, televisions, video game consoles, phones, and tablets, might malfunction if they are not kept correctly. Make a copy of all of the data on any computer, laptop, or phone that you want to keep in a safe place. Remove all of your electrical gadgets’ cords and cables and store them in waterproof bags. Protect electrical devices from dust and filth by covering them with sheets.