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Make the Most of Your Storage Unit: 4 Easy Organization Tips

April 29, 2015

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When you invest in a storage unit for your household and family items, your first inclination might be to simply throw everything into the unit and leave. However, you need to consider the size of your storage unit, how much needs to fit, and how you plan to organize the storage unit. Instead of using your storage unit without a plan, use these organization tips from U-Lock-It Storage.

Stack Items

Do you have a multitude of boxes, sturdy furniture or other durable items? If so, store these durable items by stacking them on top of one another. Strategically stacking your items will provide you with a significant advantage — optimized storage space. By placing your items wherever you please, you’ll have difficulty finding extra space in the long run. 

Have a Plan

Having an organizational strategy for your storage unit will provide you with far more than a structured storage unit. You’ll also enjoy peace of mind knowing where each and every item in your storage unit. 

We recommend planning out your storage unit on a piece of paper, mapping out every little detail. Include information such as:

  • What's in the box
  • Where in the storage unit it is located
  • How fragile the item may be
  • The importance of the item

Put Certain Items Towards the Front

While you have a storage unit, there will be various circumstances that will require you to access your unit. Therefore, you should place items you frequently use or need towards the front of your storage unit. Otherwise you will find yourself climbing and making your way to the back of your storage unit in an attempt to find a particular box or item.

For instance, if you know that you plan on selling that album of vintage baseball cards in the near future, don’t place that box or item all the way in the back of the storage unit. Placing it near the front will save you a headache and frustration!

Make Sure Your Items are Ready to Go

In addition to having an organization plan, make sure that your items, boxes, and belongings are ready to be moved. Nothing is worse than having a plan, and completely forgetting to have everything ready. For the best results, make sure that all of your belongings are clean and packed properly. From appliances to family heirlooms, each item requires specific packing processes. For instances, if you plan on storing furniture, it is in your best interest to disassemble the furniture item, and pack and store all of the items close by to one another.

With these packing, organizing, and storing tips in mind, you should have a completely structured storage unit in mind. Don’t forget that U-Lock-It Storage in Madison, AL has a variety of storage unit options available. If you plan on storing valuable, timeless items, consider purchasing a climate-controlled unit to ensure the value and quality of your belongings.

Contact U-Lock-It Storage today to learn more about our storage unit prices, offerings, and more!