When it comes to self-storage, one thing many people struggle with is organising their unit.
Over the coming weeks, Spaces and Places are going to bring you some of our top tips to ensure your unit stays clean, tidy, organised and easy to navigate.
The first of our tips is to create a self-storage unit map! Read on for more information…
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when storing things in a unit is to put everything in at once and shut the door behind you. All too often we see self-storage customers return to their units scratching their heads, struggling to remember where they put something!!
Before you get started with mapping your self-storage unit, it’s a good idea to think about the layout first.
Taking time to plan how and where you are going to store your items will certainly help you to maximise the space available to you.
Think about your items shape, size and how often you’ll need to access them in order to work out a general plan.
A self-storage map will ensure everything is easily discoverable when you come back to your unit. Once you’re happy with the proposed layout of your unit, carefully draw out the floor plan of your storage unit.
As you stack, scribble down the position of everything you store. Once your done, simply tack it to the wall and put your memory to good use elsewhere!
A basic map will note down the general positions of groups of items such as “kitchenware” “kids toys” “sports kit” etc. This will help you easily locate certain categories of ‘stuff!’
If you want a more your map to be more detailed, simply jot down exactly where specific items are stored on your floor plan. This is a good technique when you’re storing stock or using self-storage for important documents. A quality map will help you quickly locate a specific piece of paperwork should you suddenly need to access to it.
If you have any questions about the organisation of your self-storage unit or would like to find out how to secure a unit, please get in touch today!