11 Mar Storage Unit Tips and Tricks
People use storage units for a variety of reasons. Some people load up their units for a fixed amount of time. While some people need to have access to their unit throughout the time that they are renting it. Here are some ideas for you to keep in mind if you are needing to have frequent access to your belongings that are in your storage unit.
What size storage unit do I need?
There are many different sizes of storage units to choose from based on the number and size of belongings you have. Every storage facility is different, some storage units can range from 4X6ft to 12X18ft. If you are unfamiliar with the different options, be sure to check our storage unit size guide or call the office to see what is available and what size they recommend.
Storage unit hacks with furniture
If you have any furniture or appliances that you need to store, be sure to disassemble them the best you can and store them at the end of your unit. Appliances and big furniture are typically not needed until you move into your new home. This will make sure that it is out of your way so you can access other items when necessary. Disassembling big pieces of furniture will make re-assembly much easier, be sure to not lose any hardware.
Protect your mattresses and other furniture with pads, covers, or blankets. You can also place boxes or other items on top of your furniture to save more space.
If you have any refrigerators, freezers, washers, or dryers, be sure to clean them before storing them. Make sure you keep the doors slightly open so that they don’t get too hot and cause unwanted moisture. These are just a few examples of how to pack furniture in a storage unit.
Maximize Space With Shelving and Boxes
To maximize your storage space, consider using shelving. Using shelving allows you to use the height of the storage unit and provides access to the majority of your boxes. Depending on the shelving that you use, you may be able to hang some wardrobe items that you want to keep off of the floor.
How many times have you stacked boxes upon boxes and then you needed to open the box in the middle of that tower? When you come to visit your storage unit you will be glad that you have shelves that allow you to move the minimum amount of boxes to get to the one that you need.
Using the same-sized boxes are ideal for stacking purposes. Tubs or large containers with lids are also an option. These stack well together and will keep the items inside safe from any water damage.
The placement of boxes is important and you should be strategic if you need to have access to your storage unit before moving into your new home. If you do need frequent access, you should try to place the items that you’ll need to access most often towards the front of your storage.
Following these simple storage hacks and you’ll be able to make the most out of your storage unit. Happy storing!