Just like any other room, the way you arrange your storage unit determines how many items are going to fit in the unit. Unfortunately, most of the people rush for the self-storage when they desperately need space. They tend to care less about the arrangement of the items and end up having to take another room.
Most companies allow you to store just any item in your self-storage space. However, if you are storing dangerous or toxic substances seek more information from the customer service on terms and conditions.
Here are a few tips to better manage your storage space.
How Often Do You Need to Access Your Items
Items that you may need regularly should always be stored at the front so that you would not have to remove everything else to access the items. Try to keep all the items that you will regularly need in the same box for the ease of access.
Use Boxes Wherever Possible
Always try to use the boxes for storage. Boxes are easier to seal, protect your items from dust and can be stacked with ease. Stacking helps utilize the vertical space in the room thereby reducing the floor space taken by the items.
Label All Your Boxes
Indicate what each box carries on at least two sides. It will be easier to look for items when you need any of the stored items. Otherwise, you may be forced to open up each box whenever you need an item in one of the boxes. You can use the marker pen for labeling.
Fill the Boxes if Possible
Filling the boxes to the full capacity helps you reduce the number of boxes that you will use for storage. Moreover, when items fill up a box, they do not move about which lowers the chances of damage. In addition, filling the boxes makes the sturdier which makes it easier to stuck items on top of them.
If you are storing furniture such as table and wardrobes, you may consider dismantling or unbolting the items. This helps you save on space. To make it easy to bolt back your furniture, store all the bolts in a plastic bag and the zap it onto one of the furniture pieces use a tape.
Stack Up Boxes in the Right Manner
When it comes to stacking boxes always put the heavy ones at the bottom. Ensure that the weight placed on the top is not too heavy as to crush the bottom box. Try to stack lighter items as you stack up more. If the boxes have an irregular bottom, you can add boards between them to offer maximum support.
There are many other options that you can utilize to manage your rented space better. For example, you may consider open shelves to make item arrangements ease. You can also use nightstands and dresses to hang towels and blankets.