Another week comes to an end, but another blog post has just started. We’ve got a good grasp on the end of summer and how storage can help with the transition, but what about using the storage itself? Is it too complicated to just get in there and store things? No, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways that can make the overall experience better.
Like most things, there is a way to get the job done (loading up the storage unit as quick as possible) and a way to capitalize on good space management (meticulous planning to get the most out of your unit). We’ve been in the business for a long time, and have helped many customers over the years, so we felt like this would be a good time to drop some simple, but crucial, tips. Let’s get into it.
- Clear plan: When storing at a storage facility, it’s important to have a clear-cut plan that will best service your needs. This is a given, but making sure the plan is going to work for your needs is going to come in handy when you start the actual process.
- Pack by room: If you are moving things from multiple rooms into storage, then it is crucial to keep those things properly labeled. Having specific colors attributed to each room box will help you maintain an organized storage unit that will also have easy access should you need something later on.
- Pack like you’re coming back: Sometimes it seems easier to pile everything in all at once, but this makes it more difficult to get things periodically, and can also make the move out difficult. When you pack concisely, everything becomes easier. Consider packing with heavy things on the bottom as a good base, and building up from there. Be sure to give yourself room to move around in the unit, while keeping the labels out so you can easily locate those boxes.
Following these simple tips will ensure a more efficient storage experience, as well as making access to your belongings much, much easier.