Storage Unit Packing Tips
When it comes to storing your belongings, taking the time to organize your things and store them strategically can make a huge difference.
There are a variety of reasons that people store their possessions. In some cases, they’ve run out of space in their homes and need a long-term storage plan. On the other hand, many people require a temporary solution to house their things.
Regardless of why or how long you are storing your things, there’s a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it.
So get it right with these storage unit packing tips!
Organize your belongings
Organization is integral on so many levels. It can be the difference between a happy state-of-mind and feeling stressed. And the same is true for storage.
Here are some easy storage unit packing tips to help you stay organized.
Make a list
Make a list of all of the items that you are storing. And then take a picture of that list. Our memories tend to be fickle. Besides, you need your memory space for more important things.
Creating a list (and remembering where you put it) will enable you to forget about your storage until you need to access it.
The faster that you can remember or identify what you have in storage, the sooner you can access it.
Mark down what’s in each box
If you’re storing your things in boxes, be sure to mark down what’s inside. This way, if you’re coming to get something specific, you won’t have to go through everything one box at a time.
In other words, you’ll know exactly where that item is and how to get it.
Store things thematically
When packing up your things, be sure to store them in a thematic way. For instance, if you’re storing a bunch of kitchen stuff, put it in the “kitchen” box.
It will make retrieving and placing your belongings much swifter!
Store your belongings strategically
With your thoughts organized and your stored things on a list, the next step is to ensure that the unit (and the things inside) is organized.
Depending on what you’re storing and how long you’re storing your possessions, you want to ensure that you have a smooth and easy access to them.
Make it easy to access
If you’re just tossing your things into the storage unit, then retrieving your things will be a headache.
For example, accessing that one item all the way in the back will require that you move everything first.
So taking the time to visualize how exactly everything will be stored–with retrieval in mind–will make a HUGE difference.
This way, you’ll be able to seamlessly acquire what you need without disturbing everything else.
The best way to maximize your storage space is to pack vertically. This will enable you to get as many things into storage as possible while also maximizing your ability to move around inside.
And those are our storage unit packing tips.