Using a self storage facility to store your personal belongings is an ideal way to save space in your home and to keep your items safe. But since you’re paying for that extra space, make sure you’re getting the most out of it. Check out some of our tips for utilizing your self storage unit the best way possible.
Choose a facility that works best for you
Don’t rent a self storage unit at the first facility you see a billboard for. If you plan on keeping your precious belongings there, take time to research the company and make sure it’s the right fit for you. Some things to look into can include, but are not limited to, climate control, security and times of access for you to get into your unit.
Pack it up carefully
When you’re moving your things into your storage unit, you may want to think about bringing in some extra shelves so that you can use the height of the unit as well as the length and depth of it. If you’re paying for the extra space, make sure you get the chance to use all of the extra space. Other ways to maximize your space include:
- Break down large pieces of furniture to save space.
- Wrap up small items together to prevent losing them.
- Put items inside of other items – like dresser drawers, for example.
Label each item
Once everything is inside of your unit, it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of it all. By taking the time in the beginning to label and organize what you’ve moved into storage, you can save time looking for items in the long run.
Let us help you get the most out of your self storage unit at Noah’s Ark!