5 Tips to Organise Your Self Storage Unit

May 20, 2024

5 Tips to Organise Your Self Storage Unit

When you rent a storage unit, it is important to keep it organised as this will make it easier for you to access your items and to maximise your space. But, what is the best way of organising your self storage unit?

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Within this article, we are going to talk you through our top five tips for organising a storage unit, helping you to make the most of your storage space. 

Tip 1: Plan Your Layout Before Moving In

Before you move into your unit, make a plan for the layout of all your belongings. This will help you to discover where it is best to store certain items such as if there is something that you need regular access to, that should be at the front.

It is a good idea to draw up a floor plan and hold onto a copy and place a copy within your unit. This will allow you to always know where everything is within your unit. 

Tip 2: Use Clear Labelling and Inventory Lists

It is highly important when organising your self storage unit to make sure that you label every box clearly. This will save you so much time and effort when it comes to wanting something from your unit. 

You could also number each box and create an inventory list which will detail every single item that is in each box. This could be placed with your layout plan and these will both help you to have an organised storage unit. If you want to go more digital, you could use a spreadsheet or an inventory app

Tip 3: Invest in Uniform Storage Containers

It can be very tempting to just use free boxes that you find around your home or on a website such as Freecycle but if organisation is a big priority for you, then getting uniform container boxes is the way to go. This will stack more easily on top of each other which allows for more stability and will mean you can maximise your storage space. 

There are a lot of options out there but sometimes it is best to keep it simple and either go for a plastic container or high quality cardboard boxes

Tip 4: Prioritise Accessibility for Frequently Used Items

When it comes to organising your self storage unit it is very important to place frequently used or needed items at the front of your unit or in the most easily a spot. This will make your life a lot easier and it will help you to keep your storage unit tidy and organised. 

Tip 5: Optimise Vertical Space

Another great way to stay organised within your unit is to optimise all the space, including the vertical space. This can be easily done by either stacking your containers, making sure to not go so high that it becomes dangerous, or by adding shelving or racks to your unit. 

Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Self Storage Unit

When it comes to unlocking the full potential of your storage unit, you must make sure that it is kept organised and tidy. It is best to do this from the very beginning, drawing up a layout plan and then making sure to label each of your boxes.  

You can also help to keep it organised by choosing to use uniform boxes which stack on each other easily and by using all the space within the unit, including the vertical. And if there is something that you need to access regularly, keep it at the front of your unit. 

If you follow these tips, your unit should start off organised and stay that way through the duration of your rental period. 

If you would like to know more about our storage units, please click here to find your local store. 

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