Tips For Keeping Your Self Storage Unit Nice And Organized

30 April 2015
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There are a lot of people that will simply pile everything into their storage unit any way that it will fit. While this might seem like a time saver at first, it will prove to be detrimental should you ever need to retrieve anything from within the unit. To help make things a little easier on yourself, you might want to take a moment to review the following helpful tips for keeping your self storage unit nice and organized. 

Store Your Couches On Their Ends

Instead of allowing your couches to take up a lot of room, you might want to find a way to safety store them vertically in the corner of the storage unit. This is the best way to make sure that they are taking up as little space as possible. Do not make the mistake of assuming that if you lay your couches flat, that you will be able to make use of the room by stacking boxes and bags on the cushions. Not only are couch cushions not stable enough to securely hold everything in place, but you might find that the couch cushions would become destroyed in a very little amount of time. The cushion itself can become deformed and the fabric can rip apart.

Use The Interior Of Your Appliances

Are you storing any washers, dryers, ovens, dishwashers, or refrigerators? If so, then you might want to make use of the interior of those appliances. By storing some things inside of the appliances, you will not only free up a lot of room in the unit, but you will have an extra amount of protection for those things. For example, you can store trophies, pictures, jewelry, vases, artwork, or just about anything that is small enough to fit and that you would be worried about it breaking elsewhere. Even if something in the storage unit fell over onto the oven, everything inside of it will be well protected.

Line The Walls With Free Standing Shelves

It is important to make sure that you are giving yourself plenty of space to store the smaller boxes or the things that simply will not properly fit into a box. Having a few shelving options will make that a much easier task. Just make sure that you are steering clear of the thin plastic shelving units, as they can easily break with too much weight. It is best to stick with a metal unit, as it will hold the most weight and you do not have to worry about any warping of the shelves should the unit suddenly have an increase in humidity levels.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to make sure that you are able to keep your stuff nice and organized while it has to stay in a self storage unit.