Ways To Maximise Storage Unit Space
There are two main reasons why you should make the effort to optimise the space in your self-storage unit. The first is to ensure you’re getting full value for your money. There’s no need to pay for storage space that you don’t actually need. The second is to enable you to fit as many items as possible into your unit, allowing you to free up precious space around your home.
To help you make the most of your unit, here are 7 ways you could maximise your self-storage space.
1) Use Packing Boxes In The Same Size
It’s so easy to try and put your belongings into anything you can find, from garbage bags to laundry baskets, plastic containers and more. The only trouble is, when putting these items into your storage unit, you’ll quickly find it challenging to stack them on top of one another. Garbage bags slip and slide and uncovered laundry baskets aren’t exactly ideal for creating a sturdy pile. By using packing boxes in the same shape and size, you’ll be able to neatly arrange your stored items with ease.
2) Fill Up Your Packing Boxes
When making best use of the space in your storage unit, you also need to consider the amount of space in your packing boxes. Rather than only half filling your boxes or using them to store bulky objects that may be better off loose, try to use your boxes to your advantage. Items with a uniform shape, such as books and plates, or objects that came in a box of their own, such as shoes or technology accessories, are ideal for storing in cartons.
3) Use Spaces Within Your Items
Any item with a compartment is a source of valuable storage space. For instance, if you have chests of drawers, cupboards or portable wardrobes going into storage, make sure you fill them to the brim with smaller objects. Even washing machines and fridges and offer spaces to store additional items.
4) Use The Gaps Between Your Items
Every nook and cranny is an opportunity to store an object. Flat items such as picture frames and mirrors can be squeezed in between boxes and down the sides of your self-storage unit, while shapeable objects including blankets and towels can be moulded around other objects to fill the gaps.
5) Dismantle Your Furniture
If a piece of furniture does not offer you an opportunity for additional storage space, it’s best to break it down into smaller parts. Items such as dining room tables and chairs, coffee tables and bed frames can be disassembled to take up less room.
6) Create a Storage Map
For those who love organising and want to take their self-storage skills to the next level, you could make a storage plan that maps out exactly where you’re going to place each item. It’s a good idea to use graph paper and treat every square as a square meter of space. By planning where everything will go, you will also be able to make sure you have selected the most appropriate storage unit size for your needs.
7) Check In Every 3-6 Months
While it’s tempting to set up your self-storage unit and forget about it, it’s a good idea to do a check in every 3 to 6 months. You may find yourself with additional items that need to be stored, while objects taking up room in your unit may no longer be required. With regular check ins, you can make sure that you are using your storage unit to its full potential.
If you’re looking for a self-storage solution in Perth, talk to the experts at Ezi Storage. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will make sure you get the most out of your storage unit. With a wide range of unit sizes in a secure, fully indoor facility, we offer long term and short-term storage options.