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How to Organise Your Storage Unit: 4 Top Tips

If you are thinking of putting your belongings and furniture into storage, you might be worrying about how you will manage to retrieve items you need during the storage period or how you will identify the contents of boxes when the time comes to unpacking them. Below are 4 top tips that will help you to improve the organisation of your storage unit enabling you to find them again when you need them.

Use a filing cabinet for papers and documents

If you are planning to store papers and documents, you should consider investing in a metal filing cabinets. This will allow you to keep all your papers in order and will allow you to easily locate any important documents without the need of digging through box after box. A metal filing cabinet will also help to protect your documents from damage caused by moisture and pests.

Store your clothing within your furniture

If you are planning to store clothing and furniture in the same storage unit, you should consider combining the two. Place clothing, shoes and other accessories in the drawers of dressers and within your wardrobes. This will allow you to make more efficient use of your storage unit and reduce the amount of space required which will lower your cost.

Use additional wall storage

Some storage unit companies will allow you to install additional wall storage, which will help to provide additional storage space. Shelves will allow you to organise smaller items and boxes in a clear way. You could also install a peg board which will allow you to hang tools, sporting equipment and bicycles on the wall.

Colour-code your storage bins and boxes

You will also need a system for items which will not fit within your wardrobes or on your shelves. You should use colour-coded bins and boxes to store the remainder of your things. If you need to then locate a particular item, you will know which set of boxes it is kept in. You should then label the individual boxes with a brief description of its contents to further aid your ability to locate items.

Keep these tips in mind the next time you decide to store your belongings in a storage unit. And consider contacting a professional storage company who will be able to advise you on the amount of space you will require and assist you in packing and storing your items in an organised way.