Packing Your Valuables For Self Storage Unit
- Ensuring You Have Enough Space
- Clean Your Valuables Before Packing
- Create An Inventory
Ensuring You Have Enough Space
The first thing that you need to do is to ensure that you have the right amount of space in your self storage unit. You surely don’t want to pack your unit with multiple boxes leaving no aisle for you to access these boxes when necessary. The best thing that you can do is to create a list of how many boxes you have and the furniture that you will store. Once done, you can assess if all these things will fit in your self storage unit. If not, you can either get a bigger one or prioritise your items and get rid of some of the things that you don’t actually need.
Clean Your Valuables Before Packing
Whatever it is that you’re going to store, it is best to thoroughly clean them before packing them inside your self storage unit. Wash clothes and remove stains, while wiping and waxing wooden furniture are also necessary. Your appliances should also be cleaned and make sure that there are no crumbs or any food residue left that may attract rodents and bugs.
Create An Inventory
The next thing that you need to do is to create a list of the things that you will be storing. Of course, larger items are easier to remember, but you probably have smaller items that you are going to store. You might forget what these items are after just a few months or years of storing them. As you pack your items, list them down on a notebook or in a spreadsheet. You may also take photos of the stored items and make sure to save them in one location.
Packing A Self Storage Unit
- Organising By Priority
- Use Descriptive Labels
- Create A Map
Organising By Priority
Organise your self storage unit by priority. For instance, you should know which boxes you will be needing the most. Will you be accessing some of your books more often or will you be accessing some of your seasonal clothes this coming winter? If you are going to be needing most of these items regularly, then they should be at the front of your self storage unit. For items that you won’t be needing that often or any time soon, it would be best to store them at the very back of your self storage unit.
Use Descriptive Labels
Your self storage unit will be full of storage boxes and containers and you surely don’t want to open all of them just to find what you are looking for. The best way to organise your boxes is by putting descriptive labels and not just by putting in their categories. For instance, if you’re just going to write down the bedroom to the boxes, you might end up with multiple boxes with bedroom labels on them.
Instead, write down the contents of the boxes so you can easily find what you are looking for. For example, you can write cooking magazines and cooking books in one box, while the other box has novels and comics. The more descriptive you are with the labels the better and it will be easier for you to find whatever it is that you are looking for.
Create A Map
If you want to find whatever it is that you are looking for much easier, it would be best to create a self storage unit map. Lay out your storage unit on a paper and assign every furniture and box a place. Make sure to plan a pathway through the self storage unit so you can easily walk and access whatever you need. The map can be taped on the wall of your self storage unit or bring a copy with you so you can easily find what you’re looking for in just a matter of minutes.
Maximising Your Self Storage Unit
- Start At The Bottom
- Install Shelving
- Use Your Furniture
- Always Go Vertical
Start At The Bottom
One of the best ways to maximise the space in your self storage unit is by starting at the very bottom and start stacking up. The heaviest boxes should be on the bottom layer and working your way through the top, where the lightest boxes should be at the top. Just always remember to create an aisle where you can walk through so you can easily access all your items whenever necessary.
You can install shelving in your self storage unit to help maximise the space. Either you can drill them temporarily on the walls or hang shelves if you prefer them that way. You can also opt for large metal shelves or large plastic that stand on the ground. The shelving can be used to help organise oddly shaped or large items that won’t fit in storage boxes or containers.
Use Your Furniture
Use your furniture by disassembling it if possible. For furniture with drawers, you can use them to pack smaller boxes or fragile ones. Make the most out of the drawers by storing items in them.
Always Go Vertical
Always go vertical with your self storage unit and stack them high and upright. Shelving is a great way to store your items vertically, while stacking boxes on the walls can also help in ensuring that you’re making the most out of the space in your self storage unit.
These are some of the tips on how to pack your self storage unit efficiently and easily. Remember to follow the tips above to keep your self storage unit organised and for you to be able to access your Squab Storage unit easily especially if you need to get something from one of the boxes that you have stored.