The first thing you should do if you want to free up more room in your house, garage, or place of business is to look into renting a self-storage unit from Amberley Self Storage. But, in order to get the most out of this additional space, you will need to organize it in an effective manner. Learn how to make the most of the space in your self-storage unit by putting these five suggestions to use.
Either write the whole list of what is in each box on the side of the box or, put a number on each box and write what is in it on a spreadsheet. Keep the boxes in order as you put things in your storage unit. Then, if you need something specific, you can look it up on your list and then know exactly where to find it in your storage unit.
Make it easy to find.
Once you have carefully labelled your boxes and are ready to put them in your storage unit, leave a couple of feet between each row of boxes to make a path. So, if you need something from a box, you can find it quickly without having to move a lot of things.
Use all of the space
Remember that your self-storage unit has more space than just the floor. Use bungee cords and hooks to hang things from your unit’s walls and/or ceiling. You can use all of the space between the walls, so think outside the box and use every inch.
If you want to store large pieces of furniture like couches, dressers, or even bed frames, make sure they take up most of the space on the walls. Putting big items on their ends helps you make the most of vertical space that is not being used and lets you store more things in your self-storage unit.
Pack in a smart way
Lastly, remember that the things closest to the door will always be the easiest to get to, no matter how well you label your boxes or organise your storage unit. You should put things up front that you are pretty sure you will need soon.
Want to know more about self-storage? Get in touch with the team at Amberley Self-Storage today.