Considering renting a self storage unit later this year?

There are many reasons why you might need a storage unit, like moving or renovating your home, downsizing your living space, or storing business supplies. Whatever your reason might be, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead and organize your belongings properly. That’s why we’ve got 7 tips for you to optimize your storage space and keep everything safe and sound.

First things first, when it comes to packing your stuff, think about the types of boxes or containers you’ll use. We recommend using uniform box sizes, two or three different sizes, to make stacking your boxes easier. Also, make sure your boxes are sturdy enough to hold 25-30 lbs.

To help you find your things more easily, label or number all your boxes and containers. If you’re using boxes, label them on all 4 sides for easier identification. And to keep track of all your belongings, create an inventory list that corresponds to each numbered or labeled box. Don’t forget to note on the list where you placed them inside the storage unit and store the list in a safe place.

Now, let’s talk about fragile items. Wrap them in paper, bubble wrap, or even towels, dish cloths, and linens. You can also purchase specialized boxes with a dish packing system for extra protection.

When it comes to packing electronics, label your cords before unplugging them and make notes for yourself about where they go. This way, you won’t have to deal with a nightmare when setting them up again.

If you want to save floor space, store furniture such as sofas and loveseats on end. Don’t forget to wrap them to protect. Wrap table and chair legs in bubble wrap, and wrap cushions in plastic and place them on top of the sofas.

Lastly, try not to make your boxes too heavy to lift or move. Use larger boxes for lighter, bulkier items such as blankets and linens, and smaller boxes for heavier items like books and electronics.

For more tips on packing fragile and bulky items or organizing them in a storage unit, feel free to contact Choice Storage at (403) 652-2552. We’ll be happy to assist you!