Storage: Making the Most of Your Self Storage Space

Posted on: 9 November 2016

As the years go by, you will find that you will have accumulated an assortment of paraphernalia in your home. These extra belongings begin to take up all the available space on your premises in the basement, the attic, the garage and more. Gradually, your home becomes overrun by these items, so it becomes crucial to declutter so as to create some additional space in your home. If you are not ready to get rid of these items, your best solution would be leasing a self-storage unit. Below are some of the ways that you can make the most of the self-storage space.

Pack your belongings vertically

One of the best ways to make the most of your self-storage unit is to eliminate any dead space. This typically happens to be vertical space, as some people will concentrate on filling up the floor space. The first thing you should do is disassemble bulky items such as beds, dressers, tables and more. Once they have been disassembled, they can be stored vertically, which will limit the amount of floor space that they take up. Moreover, it is easier to stack the disassembled items over each other than have them take minimal space than having to store them when they are assembled.  

Install shelving in the unit

A misconception that some people have is that they cannot incorporate additional storage features into their unit. The truth is you can actually invest in shelving for your unit, which would make storing your items easier. Shelves not only allow you to pack your items vertically but they also make it easier for you to access them. This is unlike having boxes on top of each other, which would make it hard to access items that have been stored at the bottom. When installing shelving in your storage unit, ensure that you leave some space in between them. These spaces will form aisles that would make it more convenient for you to access your items when you need to.

Arrange your items in accordance with frequency of use

When putting your items into storage, it may seem simple to simply stash everything once they have been packed in their boxes. However, you may find that there are items that you use seasonally and may need to take them out of storage at some point or another. To keep access convenient, ensure that you put the items less frequently used at the back and the frequently used items at the forefront. This will save you the trouble of having to remove and return boxes whenever you need to take things out of storage.