When using self-storage, you’re going to want to come back to the storage unit periodically. To make it a pleasant experience, it’s important to make sure you’ve organized your storage unit. Unorganized storage units can be difficult to wade through since you won’t be easily able to find whatever it is that you’re looking for.

Below, you’ll learn a few tips to keep in mind on how to organize your storage unit: thinking hard about item placement, creating a map or inventory, and labeling your boxes.

Think Hard About Where Everything Should Go

A lot of storage unit organization requires you to think carefully about where you’re placing everything in your storage unit.

For instance, it’s common practice for people to place furniture against one wall and boxes against an opposite wall since this allows you to know which part of the room you need to be using. Even better, you’re more likely to leave space in the middle of the unit.

That said, you may also choose to store the belongings you use the least frequently in the back while putting the items you’re going to be taking out the most often near the front. The most important thing is considering the belongings you have and determining what organizing style will make things most comfortable for you when you come back.

Create a Map or Inventory

Depending on how many items you choose to store in your unit, you may not be able to remember all of them off the top of your head. For this reason, it’s a good idea to create a list of everything. This list should also be organized in some fashion — usually alphabetically — so you can quickly determine whether or not a specific item is in the unit.

You may also choose to create a map, which is a nice visual document for determining not just what’s in your storage unit but where it’s supposed to be placed.

Label Your Boxes

While a map or inventory is essential for getting a good overview of what’s in your storage unit, it’s also necessary to make sure you can navigate the storage unit. While a map can be useful for this, it won’t help you if a box has been accidentally misplaced. Labeling makes sure you’re able to know what’s in a specific box without having to dig through all of them.

Depending on what you’re storing, you may also want to use a clear box instead of a cardboard box. This allows you to see what’s inside the box more easily.

Storage Units in Aventura – Xtra Storage

If you’re looking for storage units in Miami, you’ve come to the right place. At Xtra Storage, we’re committed to making sure that people’s storage unit needs are fulfilled.

Our Aventura facility is right off Biscayne Boulevard, next to Ojus Park. You can call for more info at 305-931-1084.