Posted on: 9 September 2017
It's easy to accumulate a lot of personal stuff, especially if you have a lot of hobbies that need equipment or supplies. It doesn't take long for your home to become cluttered and crowded because of all the belongings stuffed into a small space. If you don't want to part with your things, then putting them in personal storage is a great way to deal with them. Here are a few tips for helping your storage plan to work out well.
Find A Convenient And Safe Facility
A storage unit won't be that appealing if it is a long drive away or if you can only go at certain hours. If you're going to use it as an extra closet, then you want it to be convenient so you can stop and grab something when you need it. However, you also want the grounds to be safe. It doesn't matter if you have 24-hour access if the place is dark and spooky and you're afraid to go in the evening.
Organize Your Unit Like A Closet
If you're storing boxes for the long term, you can stack boxes any way you like since you won't need things until you move the boxes out. However, if you're going to use your unit for things you'll need frequently, then you'll want to organize it like a big closet. Then, you won't get frustrated every time you need something. Don't hide things in boxes. Instead, bring in shelving units and put your stuff in bins or lay them on the shelves. You can also use large rubber or plastic trash cans to hold items that are long or that have an odd shape. If you plan to store off-season clothing, you can even add a bar to the shelves so you can hang your clothes rather than put fold them in boxes.
Rent A Unit With Climate Control
Climate control is a nice feature, but it may cost more. Take a look at what you plan to store and decide if it will survive hot temperatures, high humidity, or cold weather. If the things can survive in an outbuilding or garage, you probably won't care about climate control. However, if you want to store paintings, electronics, important documents, or valuables, then climate control is a good idea. You may want climate control even if you just plan to store clothes, documents, and personal supplies since controlling the humidity might keep out bugs and prevent warping of wooden items.
You'll be more likely to use your storage unit as you intended if you organize it well so it is convenient to find what you need. Otherwise, your belongings may slowly accumulate back in your home. However, once you see how much better your home looks and feels without all the clutter, that may motivate you to find ways to make your new storage system a success.Share