There are so many different uses for a storage unit, and we love seeing all of the creative ways that our customers use theirs. For some people, they like having a storage unit that they have access to 24 hours, since they are stopping by frequently. If you’re using a storage unit more often than just dropping off and then picking up your items at the end of your contract, you may want to be conscious of how you store your items. If you need frequent access to the items in your storage unit, here are a few organization tips.

Pick consistent box sizes

 

By choosing the same, or very similar, size boxes, you make organization so much easier. Things will stack with ease, and make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for. Large boxes are difficult to use since they will be hard to move if they are filled with heavy items, and if they are filled with light items, they may get squashed being at the bottom of the pile. For this reason, we recommend having mostly medium sized boxes, to make organization an easier process for you.

 

Clearly label everything

 

This may seem like a no-brainer tip, but a lot of people get caught up in the packing, and forget to label some things. Or other times, just aren’t specific enough. We recommend listing the items in each box, or writing the location it was/is in your home, as this may help you remember the contents.

 

Place the things you need most often at the front

 

There’s nothing worse than heading to your storage unit to grab your coat because a winter storm came in that you weren’t expecting, and then realizing the box you need is buried at the back of your unit. Avoid this by being conscious of the placement of boxes as you unload and pack things into your storage unit. If you aren’t sure if you’ll need something soon, try to not stack things too high, and leave a pathway through the boxes, so you have access to everything, even the boxes in the back.

 

Create a master content list

 

As you pack, label each box with a number clearly on the side. Write all of the contents of the box on a master list, with the box number next to it. This is especially helpful when your items will be in a storage unit for a long period of time.