How to Access Items Easily in Your Storage Unit

by Dusty Rhodes on Apr 04, 2015  in 
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Easily in Your Storage Unit Using a storage unit is a great way to de-clutter your home, providing you with additional living space and room to function. So how do you avoid overstuffing and cluttering your storage unit? After all, you will still want to access your stored items at some point, and being able to do so should be a stress-free task.A good idea to consider is utilizing certain positioning and labeling techniques so that whenever you need to gain access to your unit, you will be able to do so with ease. Here are a few SMART tips that will help you as you pack your storage unit:

Label Well Labeled boxes go a long way when you are packing up a storage unit. Knowing exactly what is in a box enables you to know what contents are inside, and it helps to provide you with a guide on how and where to position the box in the unit. There is nothing more inconvenient than rushing through packing up a storage unit, not labeling boxes, and then having to open each box to determine what is inside. A clearly marked box will help you to keep track of what you are storing, and help you to store it in a more organized and effective way. Labels also have the advantage of providing a point of reference so you know which items are breakable, which items are heavy, and which items need to be placed at the top of a stack and at the bottom.

Alphabetize While this may seem like extra work at first, you will be amazed at how effective this can be for helping you to access a box that you really need. Alphabetizing various items gives you the benefit of knowing which section of your storage unit to look in, as well as helping you to avoid looking through your entire unit. The benefit to alphabetizing your boxes is that you will know right where to go for items from various rooms, and you will be able to access them easily. You can still apply the same stacking rules from your labeling process, placing lighter items on top and heavier items on the bottom, but in an alphabetized way.

Position Effectively Storage placement is equally important when you are packing your storage unit. A good tip for long-term storage is to place items that you use the least towards the back of the storage unit. For items that you are storing short-term and use more frequently, position those items closer to the front so that you will be able to access them more quickly. Good storage positioning helps you to avoid a cluttered storage unit and it helps to give you a visual on how much additional storage space you have, so you don’t run the risk of overstuffing your unit.

Consider Creative Add-Ons An additional and effective storage tip is to add creative, but inexpensive add-ons to your storage unit. Often times, you can find temporary, non-permanent shelving that will provide you with additional space, and a creative way to store additional items within your storage unit.

We hope that these tips will help you as you pack your storage unit, and for more information and helpful tips, please feel free to check out our website or visit our
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Dusty Rhodes