Organizing a storage unit doesn't have to be a stressful job. You can keep your storage unit neat and easily accessible by following the steps outlined below.
Install A Flashlight
Storage rooms are dark and can often leave you fumbling around in the dark unless you have a flashlight handy. Take a standard size flashlight and attach a piece of string to the end of the handle, then install a hook on the inside of the door to the storage unit. You can then hang the string on the flashlight onto the hook and have easy access to a flashlight every time that you open the door to the storage unit. This will make it much easier to locate items inside the storage unit and you can view dark spaces by simply shining the light onto them.
Group Items Together & Label
Organizing the contents of the unit is just as important as the space that the contents occupy. Similar items should always be grouped together and stored in storage bins to ensure that they can be accessed if needed. Place items that are similar in nature into a plastic bin and then sticker the side of the bin with a white label. On the white label write a list all of the contents with a black magic marker. This will allow you to quickly glance at the side of the bin and tell you exactly what the contents of the bin are.
Stack Everything On Skids To Avoid Potential For Water Damage
Keeping items stacked off the ground inside a storage unit is advisable, in case there is ever a flood. In winter climates, snow and ice can build up around the front of the door to the storage unit, and when it gets warmer it will melt. When it melts there is a possibility the water could back up inside the unit. If that happens it could damage the contents of the unit unless they are stacked a few inches off the ground onto skids. This will keep them from touching the cold concrete and keep them dry in the event that the unit does take on water.
Following the tips outlined above will help you keep you items organized and safe from potentially problems that could possibly arise within the unit itself. If you have questions about the storage unit itself then you can contact your local storage vendor to find out what you can and cannot do inside a storage unit.
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