Setting up your self storage unit might seem like a fairly self explanatory process. After all, how hard can it be to throw some boxes into a unit and call it a day? While it is true that a poorly organized self storage unit is not hard to come by, a well organized storage unit takes a little bit more forethought to set up. While it is not necessarily difficult to do so, managing your self storage unit properly can yield great dividends in the long term, especially since most people hang onto their self storage units a lot longer than they initially imagine that they will. Indeed, many people think that they will get rid of their storage units within a few months and most keep their units for longer than a year. With this in mind, you can see how self storage organization is important for keeping your sanity while your things are in storage. Here are a few tips for setting your storage unit up the right way from the get go:
- Always put your boxes on pallets or on shelving units: This tip serves a dual purpose. First, you can ensure that your possessions are not susceptible to water damage, as setting everything up on wooden pallets properly ventilates your unit. This keeps the air flow circulating around the unit more effectively. By taking the extra step and setting up shelving units, your boxes will be more easily organized and the air circulation in the unit will be in better shape. This is really the best of both worlds!
- Always leave aisles: Although it can be tempting to just dump all your boxes in your unit and call it a day, this is not efficient or effective packing. You need to keep aisles throughout your self storage unit and pack your items in sections within the unit so that no matter how tall your boxes are piled up and no matter how large your storage unit, you will be able to walk through the unit to access anything you might need.
- Pack more frequently used items near the front of your storage unit: While you may doubt that you will keep your self storage unit for longer than you first anticipate, it is always better to be safe than sorry. When packing up your Safeguard Self Storage storage unit rental, pack most frequently needed items in the front of your unit, such as clothing and other items. This way if you have packed your clothes in your unit anticipating that you will move into your new home come spring and you still have not moved in by the time spring rolls around, you will still be able to get to your spring time clothing without a problem.
- Label everything: If you do nothing else when packing up your self storage unit, be sure to put labels on every box. Truly, if you have everything labeled in your self storage unit, you will be better able to access anything in any scenario. Labeling will easily safe your life if you are in a rush to remove things or just do not want to have to sift through every item in your unit in order to get a single piece.