Space is a major concern for many families in the city, especially those living in flats and condominium units. With limited space, it can be challenging to organise your belongings. Fortunately, you don’t have to throw things away or give old items to charities regularly. If you’re not ready to get rid of some of your things, consider keeping them in a self-storage unit.
Here are some tips on choosing and maintaining a storage unit:
Choosing a Storage Unit
According to Store-All WA, location is an important factor when choosing a storage facility. If you have to drive more than an hour to get to the facility, it may not be worth your time and money. Choose a facility that is near your home, office or your kid’s school. Check the security system and make sure they can protect your belongings effectively. Some features you may want to look for in a facility are swipe card access, alarm, and 24-hour monitoring. If you plan to visit the facility during weekends, make sure they are open seven days a week; some companies are closed during Sundays.
A rule of thumb when putting things in a storage unit is to pack in such a way that you’ll have an easy time finding items in the future. Buy boxes in similar sizes, so you won’t have a hard time stacking them. Label your boxes or use transparent plastic containers. Create an inventory of the things you’ve packed and include the box label of where you stored them. Experts also recommend filling the boxes to their capacity to avoid breakages, especially when packing glassware. If there are still spaces, fill them in with towels or papers.
Organising the Unit
Get the most from your storage unit by learning to maximise space. When creating a floor plan, include a walkway so you can access all areas safely and conveniently. Depending on your preferences, you can keep items that you won’t need for a while at the end of the unit. You can also place the big boxes at the back. When storing large furniture pieces, you can keep them in the middle and have the boxes near the walls.
Don’t turn your home into a huge storage space. Keep your house clutter-free by putting items you rarely use in a self-storage unit.