Storage units are one of those things that can be really hard to maintain over time since most of us are constantly in and out of them messing things up slowly and putting more and more stuff in there. Over a certain amount of time it is probably going to be necessary to take things out and reorganize a bit no matter what but by following a few of these easy steps, hopefully you can make your self storage unit experience a little bit easier and a little bit nicer.
- If you are going to keep your self-storage unit for a while the biggest and most important thing that I could possibly suggest is to invest in some sort of shelving unit. I know that getting a bunch of shelves can be kind of expensive but even if you and find the ugliest ones that you can possibly find or see if you can find some used shelves online or something, I promise it will make your life so much better and easier. If you are only planning on having your storage unit for awhile I can see while it might not be worth it to make the investment but if you are planning on keeping it for awhile it is totally worth it. Plus, you can always resell the shelving unit afterwards. Having shelves allows you to be way more organized and to get to things so much easier than without them. They can also protect all of the things that you are storing in the storage unit since it means that there is not going to be a huge amount of pressure and weight on the lower boxes.
- If you decide against the shelves or maybe even if you go for them, buying a few plastic boxes for the really important stuff is probably a good idea. There are a few things in our storage units that if they got ruined we would be sad but would move on but there are those things like old photos or anything else that is special for us and our family that we would be pretty devastated if they were ruined. A lot of things can happen out there and while a plastic box will not protect against everything, it will at least make it a lot less likely that something silly like pests or a bit of water will ruin some of the things that are most important to us.
- When looking for which storage unit facility will be the best match for you, really do some comparative shopping. Check for things like the cleanliness of the place, how convenient it is for you to get there, if it is on your way to anything like your work or your kids weekly whatever practice, and if they have hours that are going to work for you. There are dozens and dozens of self-storage units out there so you owe it to yourself to find one that is really going to work well and fit everything that you want out of your self-storage unit.