Guidelines You Must Consider When Organising a Storage Unit
If you have found a storage facility for keeping your belongings, you expect to get value for your money. One of the reliable ways to achieve this is ensuring your self-storage unit is well organised. You want to ensure the space is used effectively and that it's easy to access the items whenever the need arises. The following tips should help you organise your storage unit.
Pack items in boxes and label them
Instead of placing your belongings aimlessly in the storage unit, consider packing them in boxes. Get boxes in two different sizes (to make stacking easy) and place the items in them strategically to avoid wasting space. Be sure to balance the weight by combining heavy and light items in each box. This will make it easy to carry the boxes. Then, create a list that outlines the items you are keeping in each box; attach a copy of the list on all the sides and the top part too.
If you have some fragile or breakable items, consider wrapping them in wrapping or packing paper before putting them in the box. You may also use sheets or towels instead of buying expensive protective packaging materials.
Before you put boxes in the unit, consider laying pallets on the surface. This will ensure that moisture from the floor doesn't seep into the boxes. Also, it will become difficult for rats and ants to make a home under the packed boxes. Cleaning the floor under the boxes will also be easier.
Another way to maximise space is to install shelves in the storage units. You cannot stack boxes all the way to the top part of the unit, so shelves will help keep the area organised. Use this space for books, lightweight items or things you might need soon.
Disassemble the furniture
Will you be keeping some furniture in the storage unit? Furniture takes up lots of space, but you can disassemble it before putting it in storage to save space. So before storing furniture, be sure to take off the parts and wipe them clean. Don't forget to keep the screws and bolts in a container to avoid losing them.
Then, use loose covers to wrap the furniture, especially if it's upholstered. A couch should be covered before storage too. If you have pillows or cushions, be sure to cover and pack them separately to protect the fabric during storage. A protective bubble wrap may also be used to cover fragile pieces of furniture.