Whether you wanted it or not, you have stepped into a war with organization, and it is time we get to taking out that problem one by one. Your storage unit. From what we can gather, it is somewhat entrenched in an almost destroyed position. Thankfully, we are here to help with exactly that issue. Today we are going to talk about all the things that you need to know about organizing your storage space. This will be especially important as your storage needs grow over time.
MAKING SURE IT IS THE SPACE YOU NEED
It’s funny in a very specific way. Have too much space and everything gets disorganized. Too little space and everything gets disorganized. If ever there was a Goldilock’s problem, this would be it. Make sure that you are renting enough space so that everything can be easily reached, but not so much that you’d have to fill it several times over with what is already in it for it to truly fill. The ideal scenario would be that there is enough empty space for a few more boxes, but that you can still easily navigate the space. That middle ground is a bit different for everyone, so be sure that you are focused on the space that you need most.
GO IN WITH A PLAN
Whether you are fixing old organizational mistakes or trying to start fresh, you should go into this with a plan that works for you. One of the most effective strategies is to develop a storage manifest. Clearly label each box, and keep track of the things that go in each box, and keep all of that information in a binder in a safe place inside the storage unit. While it shouldn’t be in plain view for security reasons, it should be easy for you to find when you need it. This will allow you to always find exactly what you are looking for in the shortest amount of time possible. It is also one of the most laborious forms of storage organization, keep that in mind before you settle on this method. You need to maintain this quite a bit more than other methods.
Another useful tool would be to have storage shelves, this would allow you to more easily reach boxes that would otherwise have things stacked on top of them. It is absolutely critical that heavy boxes are kept at the bottom or base of the shelving unit; this will allow the shelves to remain stable when boxes are moved or shifted. It also plays the dual role of keeping you safe by preventing you from lifting heavy boxes over your head. No one wants that, don’t bring that upon yourself.
Organization is something that needs to be maintained. You will never just suddenly be organized over night. When you visit the storage unit, you need to put things back as close to the way they were before in order to maintain what you worked for. While you are there, it wouldn’t hurt to clean your unit with a simple broom and dust pan. This will help keep your belongings in the best shape that they can be in, and it will make future visits to the unit a little bit nicer. There is nothing quite as bad as needing to rifle through the dust caked box.