Renting a self-storage unit may have been the best decision you ever made. You have plenty of room at home now and can pack away anything that seems to be encroaching on your living space. But what happens when your storage unit starts to get full? Adding a box here and there can definitely pile up, literally, and soon your unit may not have much more room. At that point, you have two options:
- Get a bigger unit (we have a variety of unit sizes at STORBOX!)
- Reorganize your unit (a lot more work, but better on a budget)
Reorganizing with “PVS”
PVS stands for “Paths, Vacuums & Shelves” and, yes, we made that up ourselves. With these three steps you can reorganize your storage unit to get the most room out of it as possible.
First, Paths. You need to be able to move around in your unit, so create a to-scale plan of your space and designate where you will have storage and where you will walk. You can just stack things on top of each other, but that isn’t really safe and doesn’t help when you want to find something. Going supermarket-style with aisles is one example of how you can add paths.
Next, Vacuums! No, we don’t mean actual vacuum cleaners. We mean vacuum bags. If you’ve stored items that take-up a lot of space, such as blankets, curtains, pillows, clothes, etc., you can vacuum bag them so they take up significantly less room. Make sure to get good bags though. Just like every other product, there are cheap versions and better quality versions. You don’t want a vacuum bag that slowly refills with air.
Finally, Shelves. Incorporating shelves in your storage unit can free up lots and lots of floor space. It’s up to you how many shelves/how high you want to go, but always remember to place heavy or fragile items lower.
Still Running Out of Room?
If you are still low on space even after doing all of the above, it may be time to upgrade to a bigger unit. Call us at STORBOX today at (626) 793-9888 to speak to our friendly staff about your options for a bigger unit or for your first-ever self-storage unit. We are here to help!