Like your home, storage units can quickly run out of space. If you keep piling things in without taking the time to organise, you might end up losing valuable space sooner than you think! To help you get the most out of your storage unit, here are some practical tips on maximising available storage space.
Boxes Not Bags
Instead of putting your valuables in laundry bags or plastic bags, pack them in boxes. While bags may be cheap and easy to obtain, they don’t make the best packing material. Items placed in bags can be easily damaged and are more likely to be exposed to dust and other contaminants. Boxes, on the other hand, offer better protection for your belongings. In addition, they allow you to easily stack your things on top of each other, thus, helping you save valuable floor space.
If you need to store a large piece of furniture (a bed or dining table, for example), ensure that you disassemble it before putting it in self storage. Not only will this help you save space, it will also make it easier for you to transport the furniture and protect it from damage.
Use Furniture To Store Smaller Items
If you have a wardrobe or chest of drawers in your storage space, use it to store smaller objects. For example, you can place tools in the drawers or store books, clothes, and toys in the wardrobe. Apart from helping you save on storage space, this strategy can also help you save money since you don’t have to buy additional boxes and packing supplies.
Keep Your Unit Organised
Take the time to organise your storage unit. Create a detailed inventory and consider investing in modular shelving. Spreadsheet programs like Excel and Google Sheets are useful, or there are a number of inventory apps you can download to your phone. Sortly is one of the most popular. You can also use our storage calculator to work out how much space you’re likely to need.
Self Storage in Ulladulla & Surrounds
Looking for a self storage space in Ulladulla? Hampton Hire & Storage has two convenient locations in Ulladulla, both with 7-day individual keypad entry. If you are storing with us for more than 3 months we also provide a 3 Ton Pantec with tailgate lifter or trailer free of charge (conditions apply). Storage boxes, packaging and car hire are also available from Hampton Hire & Storage. Get in touch with us today.