Organize Your Stuff in Self Storage Units
The concept of self storage does not only focus on keeping your valuable personal possessions in a safe place. Its other important purpose is to help people organize their stuff.
Let’s face it, not many people have the right skills in organizing their belongings. Some are just content stacking their things in different areas of their house, apartment or office. But for those who are particular about creating space and keeping things in proper order, they would normally prefer to use boxes when storing important items and documents that no longer have a space in their cabinets and drawers.
So if you think that self storage units are good for storing only items that you won’t be using for a long time, think again. Even if you have stuff that you use every now and then such as clothes and sports equipment, you can still keep them safely in the facility and still have fast and easy access to them should you need to use those belongings.
Your first consideration is the size of the unit you will be renting. The smallest unit available is usually the size of a bathroom which is ideal if you’ll be storing only several boxes containing your personal belongings. For those wanting to store furniture and bulky appliances, a bigger unit may be necessary.
An important tip to consider here is to use boxes of different sizes. You can use the carton type or the plastic ones when packing your items. The sizes will depend on the items you will be storing. What matters is you organize them properly.
Use separate boxes for your shirts, pants, sweaters and jackets, sports gear and shoes. The shoes can be further divided into the sneakers, high heeled ones and flats most especially for women. For other items such as electronic gadgets, dinnerware and cookware, group them together to make it easy for you to locate them later on. If you have children, provide a box for each child and label accordingly.
Remember to label after packing each box. Don’t wait until you have packed your things in all boxes before labeling as you risk forgetting what items have been stored in what box.
Then position the boxes in the self storage unit in a way that you can easily identify each of them upon entering the room. Make sure as well to seal them to avoid dust and dirt from gathering in your items and prevent pests, if any, from entering the boxes.
Organization is key to fitting your items and boxes in a self storage unit. Avoid piling your things in the room without having an organizational plan. If you do this, you will only have a hard time finding your things when the time comes for you to pull some of them out.
This skill not only applies when using self storage units but even when organizing your personal stuff at home or in the office. An organized room promotes comfort and creates space in any area so learn to improve on this skill as it will prove useful to you moving forward.