Imagine you placed an antique vase at the very back of your closet, thinking you will not need it for a long time. But now you have your entire family coming for Thanksgiving, and you want to show them the safely kept vase. Now you’ll either need to shift everything in the way and risk the vase falling or empty the entire path, investing your time. Organization comes in handy at such times to know where everything you stored is and reach it quickly. Similarly, packing is also essential to prevent your valuables from being damaged in a Miami self-storage.
Here are some tips for packing your items and organizing a Miami storage unit.
Tips for Packing Items in a storage unit-
#1- For furniture: Furniture can be bulky and huge, needing a lot of space. It is best to disassemble the pieces to reduce the area required. For instance, remove the mattress, headboard, and frames if you’re storing a bed. You should also clean the furniture thoroughly before storing it with a suitable wood or leather cleaner. Also clean and vacuum your cloth or leather couch before storing it. Cover everything with old but clean bedsheets and towels to prevent dust.
#2- For electronics: People often store electronic gadgets like desktops and TV in their self-storage in Miami. It is crucial to cover them properly to prevent dust and dirt from entering the devices and damaging them. Also, remember to remove cables and store them in a waterproof bag separately. Labeling the bags is also preferred to avoid confusion.
#3- For clothes: Storing seasonal clothes like sweaters in storage units is an excellent way to make space in your closets. Fold and place them in plastic containers to keep these clothes new for a long time. Also, place silica gel packets in the containers to absorb moisture and prevent mold growth.
#4- For books: Many students living in dorms prefer renting public storage in Miami to make some space in their small rooms, and books are their preferred item of storage. Books can become warped, stained, moldy, and musty if not cared for properly. To avoid this, air out the books to dry them thoroughly and wrap them in clean paper. Pack them in several small boxes instead of some large cartons, as they can get heavy. When storing the books, place them flat on shelves instead of putting pressure on the spine.
Tips for Organizing Your Storage Unit-
#1- Prioritize: You might need certain things from your unit in an emergency. Prioritize what you may require during such times and keep them in the front shelves and other reachable places. Similarly, you can place the items you will not need for a long time in the back.
#2- Label everything and make a map: Labeling items and creating a map of what’s stored where can help you grab the article(s) quickly in an emergency.
#3- Put heavy items at the bottom: You should avoid stacking boxes on top of each other but if you need to, place the heaviest carton on the bottom first and take it from there.
About Xtra Storage Companies
Store your belongings securely in climate-controlled self-storage units at Xtra Storage Companies. Our self-storage units are safe, affordable, and climate-controlled to maintain your articles in the best possible condition. We also have self-storage units of all sizes to meet your requirements. You can reach out to us by filling out our online contact form.