Get the Most Out of Your Self-Storage Unit

27 October 2017

In several circumstances, self-storage facilities will obtain certain details from you through a quick questionnaire to assist in determining the type and size of a storage unit that would be most favorable for your needs. This professional advice will save you stress and money down the road because you’ll only be paying for the amount of space you specifically require. With that said, before moving your belongings into a storage unit, we highly recommend that you take adequate steps towards keeping your belongings accessible and organized. Storage units supply customers with significant flexibility and peace of mind, but if items are carelessly placed inside the unit wherever one wishes, it’s quite likely that you’ll run into trouble when you attempt to locate that special item you need. So what can you do to maximize your storage unit?

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Quick Tips for Success:

Organize Belongings for Quick and Easy Access
If you’re going to soon be filling up your self-storage unit, it’s only logical to consider exactly what belongings you will be storing, and if there are any specific items you might need in the near future.

When the time comes to retrieve these items, exactly how will you go about it? Will you store boxes in relation to future need? It may come as no surprise, but it’s in your best interest to keep items that you predict you’ll want, at the front of the storage unit so you don’t have to spend unnecessary hours reorganizing and shifting things just to reach for that one box you’re itching for. For your sanity, we highly encourage you to also keep a bit of a walking path in the center of the self-storage unit so you can maneuver accordingly.

Stack Upwards
Most self-storage units have limited floor space, but vertical space provides a little extra flexibility for you when you stack boxes in an upwards position; especially when it comes to furniture. Long and bulky items can be stored standing on their sides so they take up less space, while chairs should be stacked one on top of another if able. Always take extra precaution when stacking the heavier items at the bottom and lighter things on top; nobody wants to face a tower of stored belongings come crashing down! It’s also a good idea to check that your boxes are stable by filling them up to capacity so that they remain sturdy. This guarantees items stay protected from harm if and when there is an incident.

Fill up Any Empty Crevices
Ideally, after you’ve stored the majority of your items away, you’ll still have space left to easily maneuver through your storage unit. If space has been consumed to the max, on the other hand, be sure to look for any small holes throughout the unit you can take advantage of. Items such as bed sheets, towels, and pillows can store in quality garbage bags so that they stay unharmed and can be easily stuffed into tiny, empty spaces.

Remember to use space available underneath and behind couches, bed frames and cabinets – these are the best spots for long and thin items such as brooms and other long-handled items. Another handy place to maximize space is in the empty spaces inside your drawers and cupboards. Refrigerators and washing machines also supply additional opportunity for storage. As you can see, there is room for creativity when it comes to newfound space in your storage unit.

It’s best to take the time to look through your belongings and create an inventory if you’re not quite sure of the space required. As noted, most self-storage businesses like All-Stor Self-Storage are more than pleased to assist you in working out the amount of belongings you have, providing you with options that meet your specific budget and needs! With even a little pre-planning, you can maximize your self-storage unit, ensuring you’re getting the value and space necessary!

If you’re in need of quality and reliable self-storage services in the Paterson area, please get in touch with All-Stor Self-Storage.  We provide clients with both indoor and outdoor storage options, plus climate controlled storage as an additional option to keep your precious belongings safe from harsh temperatures and potential damage.

If you’d like to learn more about our facility and/or storage solutions, you can reach our team at 973-345-0080!

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