Self-storage is very handy if you are in the process of moving and need an “in-between” spot to keep your belongings, or if you just don’t have the space in your apartment or house for all the things you love. Of course, the point of storing your belongings is to come back to them, not to lose them forever. In order to avoid creating a black hole in your storage unit, you could install shelves to better organize its contents.
There are many different types of shelving, made with different materials and providing different levels of support. What you are storing will determine what kind of shelving you need. If you have various little knick-knacks, then a few simple plastic shelves could do; if you have many books and a handful of table lamps, a simple set of sturdier wooden or metal shelves would be better; and if you are storing a vehicle and multiple heavy toolboxes, then you will likely need very sturdy metal or wooden shelves. In any case, using shelving in your storage unit offers the following benefits:
- Better organization. You can designate certain shelves for certain themes of items;
- Easier access to items. Climbing over boxes with labels on the wrong side is not a safe way to find something you are looking for. Shelves give you more mobility in your storage unit;
- Stable stacking. Piling smaller items on top of boxes makes sense, but smaller items tend to be lamps, plateware, picture frames and figurines, which can easily break if they fall. Piling atop boxes is even unsafe for non-breakable items; the last thing you want is to lose a favorite possession behind a tower of immovable boxes; and
- More for your money! Many people make the mistake of renting multiple storage units when they could just maximize the space in one. Using shelves will allow you to fit more into your storage unit, thus offering the best bang for your buck.
At STORBOX, our friendly and professional self-storage staff can help you with any questions or concerns you have about storing your treasured belongings as well as provide you with Pasadena self-storage tips, like using shelves, so that you can always find what you need, when you need it. If you’re looking for storage space, get started with us at (626) 793-9888.