Amazing Ways to Organize Your Storage Space

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Maximizing your storage unit space at your storage facility isn’t as difficult as you might think it is; all you have to do is follow a few simple rules. In this post, we have outlined few ways you can maximize space and make your storage unit as useful as possible.

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 and wrap your items

Properly package everything in your storage unit
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. Don’t forget to properly seal your boxesSomething as simple as sealing your boxes with mail tape, can make all the difference. This protects your items from dust and mildew and also helps the box keep its shape.

Strategically Stack Items

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Place your heaviest items at the bottom- Sounds like a no-brainer, but important if you want to avoid getting crushed under an avalanche of toppling stacks of boxes. Don’t throw things in your unit without a plan in mind. Unbalanced stacks can cause havoc down the line. Learn more about how to maximize the safety of your storage space.

When packing clothes, make use of wardrobe boxes

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

Store mirrors and frames standing on end, never flat

Storing mirrors on end and in mirror boxes, not 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.

Plan Your Layout and Add Aisles to Your Space

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

Take a few moments to plot the layout of your unit, considering which items you think you’ll need to access more often. Place items/boxes that you plan on accessing more often in the front of your unit. It will make future visits to your unit quick and easy.Create a walkway in the unit so you can access items in back – we cannot emphasize the importance of this enough! Draw a blueprint of your unit and account for some space throughout for easy navigation when you visit later. 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.

Shelves are your best friend

Utilize shelving in your storage unit

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. Think of your storage space, as a closet and organize accordingly. Free standing storage shelving helps keep items off the floor and allows for easier access. Shelving can be used in conjunction with stacked totes or boxes to maximize space.

Label, label, LABEL

Storage unit organization tip #6 - Label EVERYTHING

This is key for quick identification of what’s inside those boxes. Use a fresh black permanent marker so labels won’t fade away, and be sure to write legibly. Ideally, use white label stickers instead of writing directly on boxes.

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.

Dismantle Furniture as Much as Possible

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By dismantling furniture and storing it upright along the sides of the unit, you’ll gain much more space in the center. To protect the furniture, wrap it in moving blankets.

Plan ahead – strategy, checklists, organization tools

Storage unit organization tip #7 - plan ahead

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. A written or typed list will prove useful. When you find yourself wondering where something is, you can quickly confirm it’s safe at the storage facility. 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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