If you have finally decided to rent a self storage unit and you have found one that meet your requirements, it is important that you take time to organize your storage unit. Getting your storage unit organized is very important. Don't just move in your item in store. Remember, these items are valuable to you and this is one of the reasons why you want to keep them in the storage facility. So, you should get the storage unit and the items in them well organized just as you will take time to get your home organized. In this way, you will know when your items are tempered with or when there is an unauthorized access to the storage units. Here are some tips to help you get your storage units organized.
Use protective sheeting or boards
The floor space of the storage unit provided to you may not be clean and even and can cause some damage to your item. In order to prevent any damage to your item as a result of rough and dirt floor space, then you should spread protective sheeting or place boards on the floor space before packing in your items in the facility. In this way, you will protect the items.
If you are moving heavy items into store, you should try to look for help. It is not advisable for you to begin to lift heavy items alone. It may cause you some problems such as dislocation. To avoid such occurrence, you should look for help. Find out if the facility provide trolley and any other machine that you can use to lift and pack heavy items. Some facility provide such machines. But in case such machines are not provided, you should ask for the help of your friends or hire people to help you pack in the items.
Leave space for getting around
When packing in your item, it is advisable that you leave enough space in your storage units so that you will be able to get around and access any time you may need at a particular time. It is not advisable for you fill up the entire unit without creating a passage way. Such a space can be created either the middle or at a corner in the extreme.
Put in the heaviest boxes first
If you pack your items in boxes, you should ensure that you keep the heaviest items at the bottom. Place lighter boxes on top of them. In this way, you will not damage any of your items. However, you should ensure that the items the items you will need most frequently are pack in front even if the boxes containing them are heavy. In this way, you will avoid waste of time when you want to access any item. Since, the box containing them is in the front, it will be easy for you to access the item quickly.
Don't lean your furniture against outside wall.
Don't rest metal objects on the box containing fragile items.
Put moisture absorbers, vermin bait and deodorizers in your storage units n case you are worried about the environment.
The above are some of the tips you should apply in order to get your storage facility organized.