Amazing Ways to Organize Your Storage Space

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Learn all the Amazing ways you can organize your storage unit to get the most out of your space!
Article Written By: Amazing Jackie of Amazing Spaces Storage Centers

A challenging aspect of renting self-storage is how to properly organize your space so you make the most of every inch.  When our clients see their unit for the first time, first thing will come to their minds is how to place everything together, safe and organized at the same time.  It’s often difficult to fully determine what size storage space you need.  Eyeballing your items often doesn’t cover ALL the items you need to store (garage, basement – if you have one, items hidden in cabinets).  To help make the process easier, we have an Amazing storage size calculator on our website, as well as a professionally trained team that can help guide you into the best space for you.  Additionally, if you happen to rent a space that is too small, we’ll transfer you to the proper space, free of charge.   Selecting, and if necessary adjusting, your Amazing space is the easy part.

When is time to organize your self-storage space, there must be certain steps to follow. Doing it properly will prevent future damage or the risk of getting yourself hurt in the process of moving in. Also, this will help you know exactly where you put each item so that it will not be hard to find and retrieve. More importantly, packing and organizing your things will make them last longer.

Some tips to help guarantee success in using your storage space:

Properly package everything in your storage unit

Properly package and wrap your items

Wrap furniture using moving blankets, properly pack all fragile items, and tie it all together with plastic wrap. We have the highest quality versions of all these items conveniently at each of our properties.

Use wardrobe boxes when storing clothing items to help them retain shape

When packing clothes, make use of wardrobe boxes

Stuffing clothing items into regular boxes is not ideal and cause unnecessary wear and tear on your clothing. Using wardrobe boxes allows you to hang the clothes inside and ensure that they retain their shape.

Storing mirrors on end and in mirror boxes, not flat

Store mirrors and frames standing on end, never flat

We also highly recommend storing all mirrors and frames in a secure and expandable picture box. This will help make sure fragile items, like mirrors and picture frames make the most of your storage space and are safely secured your newly organized unit.

Create an aisle inside your storage unit so you can move around

Give your space some aisles

This will allow you to access a box without having to move anything out of the way and store the heavy boxes at the bottom, the lighter ones on top. Place the boxes with the things that you’ll most frequently need at the front part of storage unit. This is my favorite way to organize your storage space and trust me, it’s well worth your sanity.

Utilize shelving in your storage unit

Shelves are your best friend

If you’re using storage for a business or to organize your home, the best space saver is utilizing shelving space. We did this in our storage unit and it has made a world of a difference.

Storage unit organization tip #6 - Label EVERYTHING

Label, label, LABEL

Whether you need to label items from a move with our tag-a-room tape or simply need to organize the boxes, proper labeling is key to an organized unit. When packing boxes, make sure to label each side and the top of the box. This will be a lifesaver in the future. If you’re organizing office files, make sure to use file boxes with lids and a space for easy labeling.

Storage unit organization tip #7 - plan ahead

Plan ahead – strategy, checklists, organization tools

The best way to organize your storage space: by planning ahead. Have a strategy for whatever task you are trying to accomplish: organizing your office, moving your home, decluttering and organizing. Label all the items you are putting into storage and have a checklist in place to keep track of the items. We highly recommend you utilize convenient organization systems, such as our box labels or specialty tag-a-room tape, to make it even easier.

Do you have any Amazing tips on how to organize your storage space you’d like to share with us?

The right way to pack and organize your items in a storage facility will help prevent damage and ensure that it will last for years to come! Another important decision is your choice of the storage unit. You should choose a store that is secure and safe. Amazing Spaces is your place to go. Amazing Spaces offer several locations, different units’ size, excellent staff, camera surveillance 24/7 and is highly maintain.

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