Whether you are a self storage pro or you are brand new to using self storage, there are always new ways in which you can make the most of your storage in Brighton and Hove.
Here we are going to guide you through how you can make the most of your storage.
Firstly, what do you actually need to store within your storage in Brighton and Hove?
This has to be the first thing you think about as this will help you know how much space you will need.
Once you know, make a list of everything. If you are storing in boxes, it would be good to have a rough idea of how many you will use.
Choose the right sized unit
Renting the right sized unit will prevent you from having to cram everything in or having any wasted space. It will also make it much easier to keep your unit organised and so you know where everything is.
Our storage in Brighton and Hove ranges from 15 sq ft to 150 sq ft, which is a large variety to choose from. If you aren’t sure which unit is right for you, get in touch with us and one of the team will be happy to chat with you about your options.
And if you want to, please feel free to come into store and we will show you around the unit you are considering.
Pack in a sensible way
Once you have chosen your unit and you begin packing make sure to do it in a sensible way. If everything is going into boxes, make sure to use good quality boxes to keep everything safe.
And make sure your boxes are packed or padded so they are full and nothing is going to move around, but don’t cram too much into them. This could make them too heavy to lift in a safe way and it could damage items in the box.
Label, label, label
Make sure every single box is labelled and give some details as to what is in each box. If you are using storage for moving home this could be – “Kitchen – plates”.
Or if you are using storage for your business, you could write what product is within the box, if it is clothing you could add which sizes etc.
Having a good labelling system will make your life so much easier in the long run.
Draw out a layout plan
Plan out where you are going to put each item/box and draw out a layout plan which you can stick on the wall of your unit.
This is another way which will make your life so much easier as you will be able to always know where everything is. If you are using it for your business and have a team, this will also be really helpful for them as they will know where everything is at all times.
If you change the layout, make sure to remember to change the plan!
Add shelving or racks
Adding shelving or racks will help you make the most of the vertical space within your unit.
If you aren’t using your unit for long enough to warrant putting shelving or racks up, you can stack your boxes, making sure to put the heaviest ones on the bottom.
Leave space for you
When you are drawing out your plan make sure to leave space for you to walk around.
It is a good idea to leave some space at the front and then create aisles. This will allow you easy and safe access to your storage in Brighton and Hove.
If you would like to know more about our storage in Brighton and Hove, please give us a call on: 01273 560660 or get a quote here.