It’s no secret that organizing your storage units in Reno can be a major stressor if you have a lot of items. Space can be a precious thing to save nowadays, whether it’s in your home or in your storage unit.
Rather than fill up your home and apartment with items that don’t quite fit, consider renting a short term storage unit. Your local storage facility will help you figure out what size is best for you. Of course, your self storage unit can still get messy if you don’t know how to organize it. Here are six quick tips from the team at Ample Storage to help you out.
Load from the back forward. The door to your storage unit is your entry way. If you block it, you may find it difficult to get in.
Place larger items in the back. The bigger an item is, the farther back it should be placed in your storage unit. This storage unit below is in the process of being organized, but follows the tip because the mattresses have been placed in the back. As for other bulky items like bed frames or tables, take the time to disassemble them for additional space. Keeping pieces together and labeled will help during reassembly.
Play Tetris. Stacking is the name of the game with any storage unit sizes. Our 24 hour storage units in Reno NV are built with plenty of vertical space, so use it. Stack flat items on top of flat items to create a stable tower of items. It’s important to be careful when stacking too high, in case the boxes topple over. Also, make sure not to strain your back when lifting heavy items without a partner or dolly.
Boxes go on top. Put the boxes on top of your stack, since cardboard has a tendency to bend with pressure over long periods of time. Also, you are more likely to need something out of a box, so keeping them nearby and labeled helps keep your storage unit organized.
As an alternative to cardboard boxes, clear plastic bins are long-lasting and high quality. They also can be used for home storage once you no longer need a self storage unit. When covering large pieces of furniture like couches or lounge chairs, use a blanket instead of plastic as a way to prevent mold growth from trapped moisture.
Leave yourself an aisle so you don’t block access to anything from any angle. If you organize to leave yourself a small aisle, you can go into your storage unit and grab what you need.
Important items go closer to the door. Once your storage unit is loaded and you live in Reno, you might be heading back and forth to grab things from time to time. When you put important items closer to the door, they are easier to get to when you need them from our Reno NV storage facility.
For more advice on what to store or important tools you might need for moving, check out our page here. If you follow these storage tips for storage units, you will be in and out in no time when visiting Ample Storage.