Whether you’re moving to a new house, decluttering your home, storing valuables, or finding a home for important documents, self-storage is a simple and cost-effective solution for all your extra space needs. Make sure you’re using these self-storage efficiency tips to ensure you’re getting the most out of your space.
Proper planning will make your self-storage efficient and profitable. We recommend using labelled boxes to package similar items together for easy access and to maximise space. This is especially important if you’re keeping larger items like bicycles or furniture loose as you won’t want to be navigating around these items looking for something small and hard to find. By separating boxes into categories and storing/stacking similar items together you will have no trouble finding that old computer keyboard in “electricals” or your bike pump in “sports/activities”.
Size Up, Not Down
One of the most common mistakes people make when choosing self-storage is picking a size too small, filling it to the brim, and finding they don’t have the space for additional items further down the line. If you believe you’re going to be using self-storage for an extended period of time we’d always advise going a size up with your storage unit. Not only will this help you avoid the harrowing realisation that you may need more space after you’ve filled your unit it will provide you with more storage options further on down the line.
Keep an Inventory
The more you use your self-storage unit the more you’re likely to forget what’s in there. Rather than spending hours rummaging around the house only to realise you put an item in storage (or vice-versa), make a written inventory of what you currently have in storage. We recommend keeping this as a digital document that you can easily add to as and when put items in storage, plus you’ll have the option of using the Ctrl+F command to quickly search the document for an item rather than having to manually scan a long list.
With a little forethought and some planning, you can be sure you’ll be getting your money’s worth when it comes to self-storage. If you’re thinking about moving items into storage, then contact us to discuss the best storage option for your individual needs.