Renting a storage unit is a great way to help ensure that your home does not become cluttered with items that you do not have the space to store. But, if you're not careful, your storage unit can quickly become cluttered and disorganized. If you're renting a storage unit, it is good to have an organizational system in place, and you should go through your belongings in storage on a regular basis. Consider using the following ideas for organizing your belongings in a storage unit:
Level of Importance
People store all kids of things in storage, and one way to keep track of belongings is by labeling boxes according to level of importance. Consider using the labels "extremely important," "important," and "not important" when packing. When you access your storage unit, place the boxes that are labeled "not important" all the way in the back, since you probably won't need to access those belongings very often. Boxes that are labeled "very important" should be placed near the front of the storage unit so you can reach them quickly and easily.
An easy way to organize your belongings is by labeling the boxes with what room the items belong in. Keep kitchen items in one box, clothing in another, and seasonal items in a separate container. This can be an especially useful way to organize your belongings in storage if you're only renting the unit for a short amount of time between moving to a new home. When you are ready to move into your new house, it will be a lot easier to unpack if belongings are organized by room.
Names of Family Members
If you have a large family and are keeping belongings in storage that belong to different people, it can be helpful to label boxes with each person's name. When you move the boxes into storage, keep each person's boxes together so they can be accessed easily.
It happens all of the time-- you can have boxes of stuff that you will never use but you're not quite ready to throw away. In this type of situation, consider just labeling the boxes "garbage" and placing them at the back of your storage unit. When you remove your belongings or go through the storage unit in the future and see the box labeled "garbage," you may finally be ready to get rid of all of it.
For more tips and information about storage units, contact a facility in your area, like Sentry Mini-Storage Inc.Share
8 March 2017
I made a difficult decision to leave the company that I was working for and start a small home interior design business of my own. Since I had limited space in my apartment, I had to find a place to keep all of the things that I needed to present my clients with the ideas that I had come up with. How did I find the space that I needed - I found a storage facility close to my apartment. My storage unit is organized and set up in a way that I can find what I need and can store more than I need for my business.