Packing or repacking your stuff takes your energy, but most importantly take your time. Nowadays, in this consumer’s society, we gather some things, things we rarely use or we never use them, but we do not want to let them go. The great question is what do we do with all the things? When you don’t want to donate or sell them, the best option is storage. If you just leave them into your storage unit, over time this place will be overcrowded. To avoid this, follow these steps and save space in your storage unit efficiently.
Having a plan
Planning and organizing your storage unit is the key.
There are several ways to save space in your storage unit. You need to determine what you really need and be reasonable about the things you never use or use occasionally. When you decide about this, it will be easy to organize the space. You can put all the way in the back all the stuff you don’t use, and upfront every item that you need, so u can find them faster. There are some of the advice to follow:
- Use of the furniture itself
- Disassemble furniture
- Uniform box sizes
- Vacuum sealing
- Pack vertically
When storing furniture, make sure that you are using it. Clever usage of furniture is possible. Place them in corners to stack other stuff on them. This will help you to save storage space and minimize storage occupation. Also, if you have some couch with space in it, pack inside the stuff you don’t use. This is the best way to save space in your storage unit. This way you can remove from the site valuable thing and hide them from reaching them. The arrangement of things can affect the safety of items and the safety of your storage.
Time to scattering
If it is possible, disassemble furniture, then store it in parts. Be sure to pack it properly, especially the fragile parts. The furniture will consume less space like this.
You can also use some parts as support if need.
Uniform box sizes will allow you to save space in your storage unit. When being used, a uniform size of them will allow you to easily stack one on another. Stacking boxes is essential in saving storage space. Because of their uniformity, you should label every box. Write the list of containing items and tape it on the box or mark it another way. This way the search for the desired item will be easy. You don’t have to open every box until you find what you are looking for. Consider purchasing alternative and eco-friendly packing materials and boxes.
Remove the excess
This amazing trick when storing clothes, sheets, blankets will make wonders while packing. Make sure to invest some money into vacuum bags when preparing to repack, or first time packing your storage unit. Vacuuming fabric in vacuum bags can reduce the space it occupies. This is the best way to store off-season clothing and blankets.
Up, up to the top
Packing things vertically is the best way to save space in your storage unit. That way you are using maximum room space and not just the floor. When stacking things, it is important to take items that have a flat base and flat top, so that you can stack solid. This is where uniform box sizes come in handy. Try to avoid stacking stuff that doesn’t have a flat base or top, so they don’t wobble and eventually fall down.
There are so many ways to save space in your storage unit, you just have to be creative and think outside of the box. The best way is to sell or donate items you don’t use, so always think about that at first. Making an order in your life and in the space around you is always a funny thing to do.