It might be alright to fill up the unit with things that will be moved into your new house soon, but if the storage is to give you more space at home or the office, arrange items carefully so you can find them.
Middleburg Self Storage: If you plan to rent a self storage unit to give you more space in the house, perhaps you’ll want to know how to arrange everything so you can find it and use it as needed. It won’t do for you to store away your Christmas decorations and summer sports items if you can’t find them when the season comes around. Many people end up running out to buy things to get them through the season because they have no idea where their things are within the storage unit. This can definitely be avoided with just a little planning and some creativity.
Arrange everything in your self storage unit so you can find it if you need it.
Find as many shelves and cabinets as you can to place inside your self storage unit. Leave one end or side of the unit open so you can store larger items or use the space the sort and maneuver around among your things. This will probably require that you rent a unit slightly larger than what you are storing, but if it is household goods that you will need to find when the time comes to use them, it will be worth a few extra dollars to rent a unit big enough to give you room for organization.
Smaller items will need to be boxed but beware of the box dilemma. You know what’s where in the boxes today, but will you remember 6 months from now, or can another family member find those things? The easy solution is to label each box. Cardboard can be written on with a marker on the short side and the long side of the box, as well as the top. Plastic containers can be purchased clear, so you can see what’s inside, or you can use masking tape for labels.
Stuffing everything into a unit works if you don’t think you’ll need anything that’s stored inside. Leave yourself some extra room if you need to have your things organized and need room to move between shelving units and cabinets. Arrange the shelving units to make the best of the space. Placing them along the walls may not be the best use of the space. Try putting shelves perpendicular to the walls. Think library shelves when you are trying to picture it. With this kind of setup, and your items organized by season or subject, you’ll be able to enter the storage unit and have some idea of where those Christmas lights might be.