As springtime rolls around again, more and more people are considering how to begin organizing their homes and organizing their lives; especially when it comes to doing a good Spring clean! If you’re like one of the thousands of Americans that have belongings stored in a self-storage unit, now is a great time to sort out your organizational plan to make sure you get the best out of your unit and out of your space.
Making the most of space
As homes get smaller and our wants grow, it’s more and more likely that we will have less space at home to store belongings, which is why a self-storage unit is a great idea. What’s not a great idea, however, is leaving your unit to get messy and disorganized. Here are four ways to organize your self-storage unit to make sure you are spending your money wisely.
- Get An Easily Accessible Storage Unit
Having a storage unit that you can access whenever you want to is absolutely vital, as this means you’re more likely to visit your unit and sort your gear out when it is more convenient for you.
Use a storage finder website such as storagearea.com to find a unit that is local to you and open that the hours you need it to be.
- Use Stackable See Through Boxes
Nothing’s worse than going into your self-storage unit and finding everything in boxes and bags that you can’t see through, and maybe even finding your stuff all over the floor because something has fallen over. The best way to negate this is to get proper see-through stackable storage boxes that are easy to use and easy to see through. This means you will always know what’s in the boxes, and everything will be stacked safely.
- Label Your Boxes Properly
Once you’ve got the see-through boxes and the stacking sorted, you’ll need to make sure you organize your boxes in a way that makes sense and that you can keep on top of things. Adding easy-to-read labels to the outside of your boxes is a smart move and will ensure that you’ll always know what is inside the boxes.
You can take this one step further by putting your stuff into categories and giving each category a color, and using that color on the labels. This will help you to see visually what will be in the boxes much quicker and make sure things are in the right place inside your storage unit.
- Keep A Checklist
Organizing your storage unit isn’t just about making sure you have the right boxes and the right labels. To become a storage unit ninja, you should keep a checklist and a layout plan of your storage space handy.
This layout plan should always be kept both in a hard paper version inside your storage unit and on your device, such as your smartphone so that you can organize your unit mentally at home and then physically when you get to it.