Sometimes people and business’s deal with clutter, whether it’s on a desk, garage or in a closet. Unfortunately, many people move their clutter into a self storage unit only to let everything become an unorganized mess over time. If you don’t want to deal with clutter in your unit, Right Space Self Storage has a few home and business storage tips for you.
Start with a Plan
Moving belongings into storage without a plan is a good way to forget where you’ve put them. Label boxes and create a list of the items in the unit, then hang it near the door. Group similar items, and leave enough room in the middle so that you can easily grab what you need without having to step over things.
Break Down the Big Stuff
Break down bigger items such as tables, chairs, and bedding. Once you’ve disassembled everything, move it all to the back of your storage unit. Always place larger items against the wall and out of your way. You can also use shelving to maximize vertical space. If you don’t break down the tables, use them as extra storage space by placing smaller items underneath and on top in an organized fashion.
Label It Like You Mean It
It’s easy to lose track of what’s in a box if you don’t label it. Make a habit of labelling every box and container in large print. The larger the print, the easier it will be to read if the box is located higher on a shelf. If you label correctly, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for just by taking a quick glance.
Organized Packing & Moving
Keeping things organized in your storage unit helps a lot when it’s time to find what you need later. If you’re dealing with clutter at home or at your business, Right Space Self Storage can help. We have storage units available in different sizes. Don’t feel like hauling things in your car or dealing with the stress of movers? We’re a one stop shop and can do your packing and moving also, contact us for a quote.
Thanks for pointing out that when organizing a self-storage unit you should always place larger items against the wall and out of your way. My husband and I are thinking about getting a self-storage unit so that we can clear out our house a little bit. I think that keeping it organized would really help us when we needed to take certain things out or just when we needed to find a specific item.
That’s a good point that you would probably not remember what is in a box if you don’t label it. I would think that would make it a lot quicker to find things if you can know what is in each box. I’ll have to make sure that I do that if I decide to use a storage unit.
I have been considering getting a storage unit this summer. I liked that you explained that I should think about taking apart the large pieces of furniture I want to put in the unit. It might also be smart for me to start coming up with a plan on how to fit everything into the unit.
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It’s good to know that you should break down the bigger stuff to put it in your personal storage unit. My brother wants to put some larger items like desks in a storage unit, but they might not fit as they are now. I’ll pass this information along to him so that he can break them down and store them properly.
If you have a lot of small supplies to store but would rather not invest in a permanent storage system yet, you can make your own from boxes and add to it as your collection grows.
Thanks for mentioning that you can maximize space in your storage by disassembling large pieces of furniture and appliances. My attic is becoming cluttered with old furniture and I am thinking about renting a storage unit until I can find a house that will provide more space. I will be sure to take apart my furniture when storing my belongings so that I can better utilize the space of my unit.
I like your advice about making a habit of labeling everything that you put in a storage unit. Finding affordable storage is critical if you plan on moving out of your home soon. My friend wants to relocate, so I’ll help him find a storage unit that can serve as a place to store less necessary belongings.
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I need to store some things. As you said, I should plan everything out. That way, I’ll have an idea of where things will go in the unit and how I’ll box them up.
Thank you for your great article on keeping your storage unit organized. I am thinking about getting a storage unit. I will definitely utilize all of your great tips and information if I do end up getting a storage unit.
This is some really good information about organizing a self-storage unit. It is good to know that you should label everything. That would allow you to find everything.
Thanks for the suggestion to label boxes that are being kept in a storage unit to help keep everything more organized. My husband and I need to move some extra books, home decorations, and seasonal clothing into a storage unit so we can have a guest room. We’ll have to start looking for a great storage unit in our area!
Your tip about breaking down tables, chairs, and bedding is really smart. It makes sense how this would save space and really help make your storage unit feel more organized. I’m going to look for a place near me that can help me with putting my stuff in a unit. I’m expecting a baby soon, so the more room, the better.
My parents sold their house to buy a smaller one, and they are looking to store a few of their belongings in a storage unit. It was helpful you said to label all the boxes with big letters to identify what is in it. I will help them get a few boxes so we can use all the space properly.
I really liked your tip about labeling things with big prints to make sure you know exactly where everything is. We have decided to take a sabbatical year and take our family to Europe so I can work on some research for Medieval History, and we are planning on renting our house out until we come back. I am glad I found these tips so I can start making a plan on how to keep everything organized after we find a storage unit that will suit us.
I like how you mention how important it is to label boxes. I can attest to that because I have lost many a thing due to not labeling. I’ve been thinking about moving some stuff to storage that I don’t really use around the house like appliances, clothes, and books. I will make sure to keep everything labeled correctly.
I think it is so smart the idea that you presented that you should label boxes and create a list of the items to make sure you know where things are and you have a plan. Now that we have retired, my husband and I have decided to downsize, but I refuse to get rid of some of the furniture I have had for more than 30 years. We reached an agreement to keep our thing in a storage unit, and I am trying to make sure that I will keep everything organized to save some stress in the future.
I would like to know how to make all my things fit nicely in a storage unit. I like how you mention disassembling big items and move it all to the back of the storage unit. Thank you for the advice. I’ll contact a storage facility company so I can rent a storage unit.
My dad asked me to organize his storage facility, and I need help. Your suggestion of labeling in large prints will really be useful so he can find what he needs. With that in mind, I will rearrange it by braking down big stuff and printing what is inside the boxes.
I think your advice about making sure you start out with a plan and grouping similar items together is something that should always be applied. MY sister and her boyfriend are moving to a different state for an internship, and they asked me if I could keep their things in my house, to which I said no. I told them I will help them find a storage unit that will help them, so that is why I am doing a little research.
I like how you mentioned that labeling all your boxes and leaving enough room in the middle of your unit can help you grab what you need without having to make a mess. My friend told me that he needs a place to store some items. I’m going to let him know about getting a storage unit to keep his belongings away from moisture.