Are looking for some quick tips to help you organise your recently hired storage unit? Well, look no further, we are here to help. Here at Quicksilver we are the storage and removal specialist, over the years we have helped countless clients store their possessions and due to this priceless experience, we have gained some extremely helpful tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your storage unit.
Identify Frequently Used Items
No matter if you have purchased a storage unit for domestic or commercial use it’s important that you first identify which items are you going to need often. If you identify these items before packing up your storage unit you can conveniently place these items at the front ensuring that you can get a hold of these items in a matter of seconds when you really need them.
Label Every Box
Every box must have a label to help you identify what each box contains. This will not only help you identify what the box contains but it will also make it so much easier when unloading the unit. Another great tip would be to purchase some handle with care stickers and place them on the boxes containing fragile items. This will help to keep your personal possessions safe when transporting them to and from the self-storage unit.
To really make the most out of your storage unit, it’s important that you keep your possessions within boxes which can stack. By doing so you will make sure that you can stack your possessions up to the ceiling, helping to really maximise the space within your unit. Investing in stackable boxes is a great way to make sure your possessions are safe and can be easily transported whenever you wish. If you choose to purchase one box size it will also make stacking the boxes much more simple.
Create a Table of Contents
It can be very easy to lose track of what you have placed within your storage unit and what you have left within your home. By creating a spreadsheet containing all of the items that you have chosen to store within your unit you can have a complete understanding of what has been stored where. This step is perfect for those who are setting themselves up for long term storage. This is because it can be easy to forget where you have stored your items and by having this spreadsheet in place you can always keep track of where your prized possessions are stored.
Clear a Small Pathway
For those who are looking at purchasing a large storage unit, it may be best to consider creating a small pathway to the back of the unit. This will help you have full access to all the possessions kept within the unit. This is especially effective for those who are using their storage unit for commercial use as it will allow you to gain access to every inch of your unit with ease.
Take The Time To Plan Comprehensively
Before you turn up at your storage unit and start packing away why not take your time to plan prior to your arrival. If you create a map of where everything is going to go and use it while packing up your unit, it will make it so much simpler to keep track of everything. Why not place this map somewhere visible within the unit itself? This will ensure you always fully understand where everything is kept within the unit itself.
Dismantle larger Items
If you are planning to store larger objects such as furniture it’s a great idea to dismantle before storage. By dismantling larger items and storing them within label boxes it will help you to make the most of the unit as you will be able to stack everything. It is much simpler to stack boxes than stacking furniture.
Store Electronics With Care
When placing your electronics into a self-storage unit, it is very important that you take the time to ensure that they are packaged properly to avoid all forms of damage. Firstly place your electronics and wires into waterproof bags secondly surround them in bubble wrap and finally place within a labelled box. If you follow all three of these steps you should find that when you come to collect these items they should be good as new.
We hope that this blog has helped provide you with some great tips and tricks help you make the most out of your storage unit. If you would like to enquire about hiring one of our reliable self-storage units here at quicksilver simply fill out our online contact form or pick up the phone and give our friendly team a call on – 0191 2646677
Kian is the content writer for Quicksilver and updates our blog every month. He enjoys helping out our customers with moving tips and advice.