The “throw everything in and shut the door” technique may be faster when moving things into your self-storage unit, but it is ultimately the worst way to organize, unless you’re storing a needle in a haystack, in which case that technique is perfect. To make sure you can find things when you want them and add things when you want to, and ensure you have room to put them there, you need to make sure your storage unit is properly organized for efficiency and convenience. Some of the key ways you can accomplish this include the following:
- Make sure you do not clutter the space around the door. Being able to get yourself, as well as the things you’re putting in/taking out of the unit, in and out of the unit easily is dependent on whether or not you have things blocking your way. I would keep two feet on either side of the door and six feet in front of the door clear (although the amount of space you leave would depend on the storage unit size).
- Plan out where things will be stored and where you will walk. Get some painters’ tape and create storage blocks and walkways on the floor before you start bringing everything in. This will make sure you can move easily within your storage unit without getting stuck between things.
- Use shelving! Shelves can be very beneficial to your storage unit. It is a way for you to organize your smaller possessions that would waste space sitting on the floor. The goal is to use all of your unit size, including as much of the height as is safe.
Proper organization is part of taking advantage of all the convenience that a self-storage unit can provide. If you are looking for a self-storage facility in Pasadena, STORBOX is the place for you. To learn more about the storage services we offer, contact us today at (626) 793-9888. You can also see what others have had to say about our facility by taking a look at our customer testimonials.