Renting space in a self-storage facility is a great way to rid your home of excess clutter. But if you don’t use effective methods when you pack your storage unit, finding your possessions after you’ve stored them can be tricky. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your storage space:
Keep it Organized
Resist the urge to cram your possessions into your storage unit. If you don’t organize your belongings while they’re going in, it will be much harder to find them when you need them. Label everything, and make sure the labels are visible. Consider making a simple chart to hang on the back of the door to remind you of where certain boxes are located. You’ll be glad in December when all you have to do is see “Christmas decorations: second row, right-hand side” and know exactly where to find items.
Keep it Accessible
This goes hand-in-hand with keeping it organized. You may feel as though you have to use every inch of your storage unit’s space, but if you don’t leave yourself a walkway, you’ll regret it every time you have to reach something in the back. Stow the biggest, bulkiest items, like mattresses or appliances, up against the walls, and keep smaller items in front where you can see them. Utilize inexpensive shelving units for easier access to small items.
Keep it Protected
When you’re selecting a storage facility, seek one that’s equipped with security features to make sure your belongings stay safe. However, it’s still your responsibility to make sure your items are packaged securely. Lay plastic sheeting over furniture to keep it protected from rips and tears. Double and triple-package anything fragile. Make sure your exterior padlock is strong and securely latched.
Having a convenient storage facility for everything you don’t need every-day access to is a good solution to your storage needs, and Chelsea Mini Storage is the largest self-storage facility in the country. Call us at (888) 549-4090 or visit our website to find out which of our storage unit options is just right for you.