April 1, 2020

Tips for Organizing Your Storage Unit

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If you want to make the most out of your storage unit, organization is key. Follow our tips so you’ll always be able to find exactly what you need.

A well-organized storage unit is far more useful to you than a messy one is. At Elite Self Storage we don’t just help you find a storage solution that works for you and your belongings. We also have the supplies and expert tips needed to make the most out of your space. Here are some ways to make sure that your space at our Sioux City self storage facility stays neat and makes it easy to access your things when you need them.

Label Everything

Of course, one of the easiest ways to stay organized is labeling everything in your storage unit. Clearly label each box you have in storage so you don’t have to spend time sifting through everything when you’re just trying to find one or two specific items. It’s also a good idea to label the boxes that contain fragile items, so that you don’t accidentally stack other things on top of them and cause damage.

Make a List

When you move stuff into a storage unit, making a master list of everything your new unit contains is a good idea. It helps you stay organized and it ensures that you won’t waste time later tearing apart your storage unit only to realize that the belongings you’re looking for aren’t actually there.

Keep Heavy Stuff on the Bottom

This may seem obvious, but if you end up stacking items make sure that you keep heavier things on the bottom. You don’t want to come back to find that your things have accidentally been broken or destroyed because you were careless about where you put a heavy box down. This is why labeling every box is a must!

Prepare Breakable Items

On that note, you also want to make sure that fragile or breakable items are protected. Fortunately, Elite Self Storage sells all kinds of useful packing materials, including bubble wrap and foam peanuts. We make it easy to protect even your most delicate belongings when you rent one of our affordable storage units.

Put Frequently Used Items Up Front

If you know that some items you put into storage will be taken out and used more frequently than others, place them towards the front of your unit. There’s no reason to go digging through everything you stored to find something that you actually need quite often. Having a box or two of frequently needed items place right near the door is incredibly convenient/

Consider a Bigger Unit

If you’ve taken all of these steps and still feel like your unit isn’t organized enough, it might be time to consider a larger self storage unit. You’ll have more space for your items and more versatility when it comes to organizing all of them. As an added bonus, if you have many breakable or fragile items they won’t be too tightly packed together in a larger unit. It might just protect them from damage.

Your Affordable Storage Solution in Sioux City, IA

If you’re looking for affordable storage in Sioux City, IA, we can help. Visit Elite Self Storage today or call us at (712) 560-9463 to learn about all of the options and available features at our self storage facility.

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