How To Effectively Organize Your Storage Unit

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Renting a storage unit, like those at AAA Flying Trolley Self Storage, to serve as a temporary home for the possessions you don't use on a regular basis can keep your home organized and free of clutter, but if you find that your unit is disorganized to the point that you seldom wish to visit, it's time to tackle this problem. Pick a sunny day, visit the storage facility with a couple of hard-working family members or friends and pull your possessions out of the space. Once you've cleared the space, it's time to systematically pack and organize your unit to maximize your available space and not make it feel daunting to visit. Here's how you can effectively organize the items inside your storage unit.

Label Everything

Arm yourself with some permanent markers or a label maker and get busy labeling every box inside the unit. This process will involve briefly unpacking each box and noting its contents, but this methodical process will save you a countless amount of time during future visits to the storage unit. List each box's contents on the side of the box in a clear manner; placing the information on the side, rather than the top flaps, will ensure that you can successfully read the information when the boxes are stacked.

Build An Aisle

When it comes time to begin the process of loading up your storage unit, be sure to leave an aisle that will allow you to easily walk through the space during future visits when you're looking for a certain item. There's little benefit to having your boxes clearly labeled if you aren't able to reach them without climbing over your possessions. One useful approach is to pile your boxes high around the perimeter of the unit, place large items such as furniture in the center and leave an aisle in between. Although this empty space will mean that you'll have to be more vigilant about smartly packing the space, you'll be thankful for the aisle the next time you visit.

Load The Unit Wisely

You can often pack your storage unit in a way that allows you to maximize your space. Placing large boxes on the ground and stacking smaller boxes on top is effective, but give thought to other places you can successfully store your items. If you have a dresser, for example, don't let it sit empty -- fill each drawer with fragile items and tape a label somewhere that you'll be able to read it. Additionally, bookshelves serve as a valuable way to store fragile items that shouldn't be stacked.

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