Date: 13.05.2022
Author: Limerick
Category: General

How to make the most out of your self storage space

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and store your belongings in a personal self-storage unit. Congratulations! Whether you are downsizing your home, undergoing a renovation project or simply need a little more room, a secure self storage unit can be a lifesaver. However, if you’re not using your space efficiently, you may be throwing good money down the drain.

To help ensure that you only pay for the space you need, follow our tips to make the most out of your self storage space.

  • Get advice on self storage unit sizesUnless you have previous experience selecting a self storage unit, it is best to get professional advice from our team on the various unit sizes. After all, you don’t want to spend money on a space that’s too big or face the hassle of suddenly moving into a bigger unit because you underestimated your needs.Try our easy to use size estimator guide or chat with our friendly staff about your storage needs.
  • Use every inch of your spaceWhen packing a storage unit, many people forget to make use of empty corners or dead air spaces. That is wasted money! Storage boxes and plastic bins are great for squeezing into corners, and they’re perfect for stacking up high. This will allow you to use the middle of the unit for bulky or awkwardly-shaped items without wasting corner space.
  • Think verticallyDepending on what you’re storing and for how long, hanging rails may work better than tightly packed storage boxes, particularly if you want to grab one item in a hurry. By hanging clothes and packing shelves up high, you can still make excellent use of all that unused overhead space while creating an easy path to grab something quickly when you’re on the go.
  • Group like items togetherBy grouping similar items together, such as holiday decorations or winter clothing, you can save yourself a lot of time and hassle when retrieving your belongings later. Additionally, when items are packed haphazardly, they are more likely to be damaged or lost. But by keeping them organised and grouped, you can be sure that your belongings will stay safe and sound until you need them again.
  • Create an inventory guideOnce your self storage unit is packed to the brim, an inventory guide is an excellent way to keep track of what item went where. While packing each box, take the time to write down what was packed. You can either stick that list directly onto each box or number the boxes and create a master list where each number has a list of the items inside. Easy peasy.

With these tips, you can pack your storage unit like a Tetris champion! So, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re tackling a small storage space or a large one, these packing and organisational tips will help you make the most of your personal self storage unit. Remember to always consult with our team of experts if in doubt – we’re here to help!

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