Organize Your Storage Unit

How Often Will You Visit?

If getting to your things quickly and frequently is important:

  • Leave a walkway to the rear of the storage unit.
  • Put frequently needed items in the unit last and place them near the door.

If you do not need frequent access:

  • Rent a smaller storage unit and pack it full.

Shelving Helps

  • Shelves make it easier to see and reach items.
  • Shelves allow you to stack higher so your storage unit will hold more.
  • You can rent shelving for pennies a day. We assemble it and put it into your storage unit for you.

Remember What’s in Your Storage Unit

  • Number your boxes and list your numbered boxes.
  • Take photos of what is inside each box or list its contents.
  • Take photos or videos of the storage unit as you put things into it.

Smart Ways to Stack

  • Mark boxes heavy, medium, or light. Heavy boxes go on the bottom and light ones on top.
  • If you have a couch, store it vertically. If the end is curved, place the couch on something sturdy like a wooden box so the curved part overhangs the box and does not bear the full weight of the couch.
  • Stand mattresses and box springs upright, with mirrors and paintings between them.
  • Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.

Make Retrieval Easier

  • Leave a small air space between every item and the walls, as well as an inch of space between boxes.
  • Spacing is good for ventilation and makes it a lot easier to retrieve things.

Call your nearest storage location for more information.