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Organising Your Self Storage Unit

16 Nov 2016

Organising Your Self Storage Unit

There can be many reasons for having a storage unit whether that is for personal or business needs. But no matter what your reason for storing belongings, you should make sure your storage unit is organised. Many people just pack their unit full with belongings but this isn’t always the most practical way to approach it. For example, this can make it much more difficult should you need to access specific items in your storage unit. It’s important that you are organised in order to make the most out of your space, and this also means you're not paying for storage space you don’t need. We have some top tips that can help you to easily organise your belongings in your storage unit:

Household storage

If you're struggling to work out how much space you will need then our online tool gives you a hand to work out exactly what size storage to opt for. Once you've settled on this, then you need to consider the best way to store these in order to give you the most space. Larger or bulky items can be stored in storage units as they are, but you should try to group smaller items where possible. Make sure that you have some strong boxes for packing smaller items together. Although it may only be temporary, this step can save you space in the storage unit. If you don’t already have strong boxes, then make sure you check out the packing supplies available at Easistore.

  • Furniture; any of the furniture that you plan on storing in self storage should be dismantled if possible. This can save you a great deal of space as bulky furniture takes up a lot of space. Also, make use of the insides of furniture such as wardrobes and chest of drawers.
  • Stacking; consider the best way to stack and store your belongings to save space. Where possible you should use boxes to store them so that they make for easier stacking. You should also make sure that you label boxes appropriately so that you can see what is inside without having to unpack every box.
  • Clean the items; make sure that your items are clean and dust free before putting them in storage, as dust can get on your other belongings and could contaminate the storage unit. Damp clothes or any dirt can cause bad smells on your items or stain.

Business Storage

There are plenty of reasons why you might need self storage for your business needs. Self storage can be ideal for a small business as it allows you to expand without committing to long-term contracts and leases. It’s even more important that you keep your business storage unit organised so that you can easily access all of your items. 

  • Shelving; the storage unit is yours to use how you see fit. So using shelving or racking to organise your efforts can be a great help in the long-term. This allows you to organise your belongings for easy access so you can find them easily when you need them.
  • Most used items; you should organise your storage unit by placing the most used belongings at the front. It’s more than likely that you will need to access your storage unit regularly for certain items of stock. So consider what you will need to take out of storage first.
  • Make a list; it’s important that you make an inventory of the items that you are putting into storage. It can be easy to forget about the items you have in storage and accidentally order more supplies. By keeping solid records you can keep track of what you need to order.

If you're looking for self storage solutions in the South-East then Easistore can provide the perfect solution. We offer storage for both business and personal use and provide storage in a wide number of different sized storage units. Make sure you get in touch with us if you are looking for storage services.