So, you have decided to go ahead with renting a self-storage space to store the extra items at home. A good move at de-cluttering and attempting to make some extra space at home! Self-storage can be really convenient to store all your belongings in an organised way. It is cost-effective, hassle-free, and especially useful when running out of space.
However, just choosing an external storage space is not enough. You need to plan your storage space to make the most of it and accommodate the maximum items. We are here to share some useful tips to help you plan how and where to store your goods and at the same time, not spend hours on planning and shifting.
Write down your mental To-Dos
You may have a good memory but it is always better to write down your upcoming tasks that you plan to complete. This will prevent you from having too much on your mind. A clear mind with set priorities can help you attend to the most urgent matters at hand and focus on what needs to be addressed.
You can keep a small pocket notebook or if you are tech-savvy, you can use a notebook app to stay on track with your commitments. This way, you can easily skim through your to-do list to ensure you’re on top of things and on schedule to finish things up.
Maintain an inventory of your storage items
When we have a large number of items to keep in storage, it is always recommended to make a detailed list of them. While you can easily remember large items, such as furniture pieces, bed or sofa, smaller items like pictures, artwork, electronics, and clothes can easily slip off your mind and be forgotten after several days in storage.
Create and maintain a handy list of all items to be stored inside the unit. As you begin the packing process, you can also take photos of stored items to keep up with what will go into your storage unit. Save all these photos and inventory descriptions in one place. It is also helpful to create some sort of map indicating the exact location of your items inside the unit.
Your storage items may be of varying types and sizes and may require different handling and packing. It is best to categorise these tasks according to their needs. Grouping, sorting, covering, packing, labelling, and storing can be the various activities you may be involved in. Create lists for each activity and tick off the items as they are done.
Store items inside clear bins
Most of us prefer using cardboard boxes to store items as they are light weight and easily available. However, plastic bins are transparent and make it much easier to keep track of what is stored inside them without digging through the bin. So, you locate what you need when you need it easily and quickly.
Store large, heavy items towards the back
When you are ready to pack items inside your rental storage unit, start with large, bulky furniture and heavy boxes. You can place them at the bottom towards the back of the storage unit. This will help make a stable base for lighter item boxes that you can pile on top. This prevents the crushing of smaller or lighter boxes.
Store frequently needed items towards the front
There may be some items that you need more frequently than others, such as seasonal clothing like heavy coats, hats, boots, and flip flops. You might be making trips to your storage for rent Singapore units to retrieve them at least once a year. You can place such items in well-labelled boxes or bins towards the front of your storage unit.
When you place them in an easily accessible spot near the door, it will save you the hassle of digging through mounds of boxes every time you visit your storage unit.
Utilise vertical space
It is always a handy idea to go vertical when packing and to organise items in your storage unit. For example, you can stack boxes high and store furniture upright. When storing bookcases or anything with shelves, take advantage of the extra storage space available with the shelves. You can consider hanging shelves or adding wire shelving to the storage unit to make room for smaller boxes.
Set aside dedicated storage areas for items
You can keep a designated spot for essential and non-essential items. For example, you can keep all home décor items in one place and important wardrobe items in another. The same goes for things such as books, toys, electrical appliances, or art and craft supplies. Maintain a list of these items to locate them when needed easily.
These handy tips can help you organise your rental storage space to the optimum limits. You can efficiently utilise them to stay organised and save time. Work+Store is just a call away to help you with your storage needs.
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