Organizing Your Storage Unit
1 Jan 2018

4 Tips On How To Organize Your Storage Unit Properly

Having a self storage unit is great. It can give you much needed extra space when moving, decluttering, renovating, or simply if you find yourself with a lot of extra things you don’t want lying around your home. Having a storage unit does, however, entail some organization considerations, lest your unit turn into simply an extension of your household clutter. If you are setting up self storage units, below are 4 tips on how to organize your unit properly you are not going to want to miss.

Leave A Path

Many people are in such a hurry to get their belongings into their self storage units that they forget that, at some point, they are going to need to be able to access the unit and retrieve items. If you go crazy adding things to the unit, you might find yourself staring down an impenetrable wall of boxes and other belongings. If you suddenly realize you need to retrieve something from the very back of the unit and there is no way through, you will have to go through the hassle of removing the things in your way.

Heavy Items At The Front

Most storage facilities will offer you organizational tips if you are a first time storage unit user, but just in case they don’t, heavy items should go to the front. This will make unloading them much easier. Instead of having to lug a heavy, unwieldy item from the back to the front (and risk damaging other items in the unit), having it at the front means you can get it in and out fast.

Make An Inventory

If you are putting a wide variety of things into a storage unit, especially if many of those things are being boxed-up, it is a good idea to create an inventory of exactly what you are putting in. In 6 months time you might not recall what went into box A or B and having an excel spreadsheet, or any document you can access letting you know what went where will make your life easier.

A self storage unit should make your life easier and more organized, not the opposite. Keep the above storage unit organizational tips in mind when packing your unit and get the most out of your storage unit investment.

Be Sociable, Share!

Related Articles [3]

Everything You Need to Know About Heated Storage Units

January 28th, 2022
If you or someone you know has been on the hunt for the perfect storage unit or storage facility, then you’ve come to the right place. Before you sign the lease and commit...

The Key Differences Between Short- And Long-Term Storage Units

December 10th, 2021
When considering renting a storage unit, two important factors that come into play are the size of unit needed and the length of time you need it for. You might require the...

How to Optimize Space in Your Storage Unit for Easy Access

June 28th, 2021
Self-storage and rental storage units are a great way to sustain a minimalist lifestyle and keep your home free from clutter. It’s easy enough to pack your excess...

Hammad Assan joined Jiffy Self-Storage in June 2012. He has over 20 years of experience in various Customer service, Sales and Management roles and is a Certified Self-Storage Operator through the Canadian Self Storage Association. His passion for sales and customer service has maintained Jiffy Self-Storage’s position as one of the GTA’s most successful Storage Facilities, as recognized by winning the Consumer Choice Award 22 years in a row, a perfect A+ rating with the BBB with zero complaints and a 4.5/5 Star Review rating on Google. Our tenants greatly appreciate his dedication to exceptional customer service and as a result Jiffy Self-Storage has been recognized and awarded for that. Please contact Hammad about any of your storage, parking, workspace or retail unit needs.

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts Blog Categories Archives Subscribe to RSS Feeds
Essential SSL