How to Organize Your Storage Unit

Self Storage

April 11th, 2022

Are you thinking about renting a storage unit near you? If you’re in Slidell, we might be able to help you! Once you’ve made all of the arrangements for renting your unit, it’s time to start sorting your items and consider how you’re going to organize them. If you’re worried about the unit size you can always use our handy size guide to begin. For now, take a look below at some of our useful tips and tricks for organizing your unit, no matter the size.

1. Understand What to Keep or Toss

Your personal items are just that, personal, and so sometimes it’s understandable why you may want to keep most of your belongings. However, some items can be tossed or donated so they don’t take up valuable space in your unit. When going through your items consider packing away music equipment, furniture, seasonal clothing or decorations, and others. While you can donate items that you or your family have grown out of while you can toss items that may be broken or damaged.

2. Considering Your Supplies

When packing your belongings, consider what kind of storage supplies you’ll need. If you’re moving and need cardboard boxes, we actually can provide those for you and tape so you’re fully prepared to start packing. If you’re thinking about having a storage unit for the long term then you may want boxes that are more stable. Clear bins are a great way to see your items so you know exactly what items are in what bins with ease. You can also label your bins or boxes for a quick grab and go.

3. What Items Go to the Back

Now that you have an idea of everything you’re going to be storing, it’s time to get a game plan together for adding your items into the unit. Starting from the back you’re going to want to put all of the items that you are less likely to need or use. This is usually where people put their furniture or appliances they won’t need right away. If you do consider storing an appliance like a refrigerator, make sure that it is fully dry and cleaned out.

4. What Items Go Towards the Front

These items that are more likely to be taken in and out of the unit should belong in the front and within touch access. You could consider these items to be your holiday decorations or your seasonal clothing. If any of these items are breakable, be sure they are packaged away safely in a box or storage container. You may also want to consider putting boxes in or on top of other items. For instance, if you have a bookshelf in your unit, consider putting some of your boxes there, it’s a great place for breakable items or to alleviate ground space.

Find a Storage Facility Near You in Slidell

Now that you have a guide to help you prepare how to store your items correctly, it’s time to reserve your unit today! If you do have any questions about the process, you can contact us through our website. We also have a great FAQ page for all of those frequent questions. Let us be dependable for you and your storage needs.

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