Whether you are just filling your newly rented storage unit for the first time or you are thinking about rearranging it so that you can make better use of the space that you have, you need to think creatively. To help you with this, you might want to take a few moments to review the following tips.
Bring In Shelves
Do not make the mistake of assuming that by bringing in a shelving unit that you are going to have less space to work with. As long as it is a steady shelving unit, such as a metal one, you will be able to store a lot of things on it. Of course, you still might want to keep the heaviest of items towards the bottom of the unit. This will prevent it from becoming top heavy, which is very important since you will not be able to secure the shelving unit to the wall for that extra stability.
Organize Boxes With Duct Tape
Sure, you might already use duct tape to seal the boxes for storage, but are you using decorative duct tape to help with the organization of those boxes? If not, it may be time that you do. The decorative duct tape is much better than simply marking the boxes with a marker because over time, marker can fade. Also, you might find that it becomes much easier for the marked spot to become covered by another box or even a bag. Simply pick up a variety of decorative duct tapes at your local department, craft, or hardware store. You should be easily able to find a wide variety of colors and patterns to pick from. Use a specific color or pattern to tape up all boxes containing housewares, decorations, or tools. Just make sure that you are creating a little cheat sheet for yourself so that you will be able to remember which pattern or color belongs to what.
Make Use Of The Unused Space
You might be thinking that after you bring everything into your storage unit that there will be no unused space. However, depending on just what it is that you are storing, there might be more unused space than you realize. If you are storing any dressers, chests, freezers, ovens, refrigerators, or microwaves, then you have all of the space within those things to store more items. An extra bonus would be to use such spaces to store fragile items, such as porcelain dolls or vases. This way, such things are properly protected should anything fall over in the storage unit.
With those few tips in mind, you should have no problem making sure that you are getting the most out of the storage space that is available to you.
To learn more, contact a self storage company like Chestnut Mill Storage.