Storage units are a wonderful invention. They allow people who have limited space, who are in transitional phases of life, or who just have too much stuff for their home to accommodate to have a safe, secure place to store their belongings for as long as they need. However, it is important to keep in mind that there is definitely a right way and a wrong way to use storage units. The "right" way is to make the most of them by maximizing space and ensuring your items are safe and secure, and, fortunately, you can achieve this "right way" by following a few simple tips.
Avoid the Floor
First things first, when using a storage unit, you will want to avoid storing items directly on the floor of the unit. While this might seem safe, keep in mind that water could potentially enter the unit or that other hazards could occur, which could leave your items vulnerable if they're just sitting at ground level.
You can take precaution against these hazards by stacking items on top of empty boxes or crates or by stacking them on pallets. No matter what you do, you'll be adding an extra layer of protection in by not putting your items directly on the floor.
List and Label
Another thing that you can do to make your self storage experience easiest is to create a comprehensive list of each item you have in storage and which items are in which boxes. This may be a bit tedious, but it will make finding the things that you need so much easier, especially if you have a lot of stuff.
Furthermore, make sure to affix a label to each box- just something quick and simple so you can get a good idea of what each box contains. These simple steps will keep you from having to uproot and reassemble your storage unit each time you need to find something.
Don't be Afraid to Upgrade
One final thing to keep in mind is that, for many people, there may come a time when you have outgrown your storage unit. If this happens and you've got stuff everywhere and are basically overflowing, don't be afraid to ask for an upgrade to a larger size unit.
While the thought of moving all of your items may seem a bit overwhelming, it will be worth it when you and your stuff have more room. Plus, many storage facilities are more than happy to offer loyal customers great deals on larger units.
So, as you can see, making the most of your storage facility isn't all that hard, especially not if you follow these simple but highly effective tips.Share
19 May 2017