There are many reasons to rent a self storage unit such as a temporary holding space during a move or renovation, or while downsizing your living space, or even a temporary or permanent place to store business and office supplies.

With a little pro-active planning you can optimize your space. Here are 7 organizing and packing tips we hope you’ll find useful.

1. It’s important to think about the types of boxes/containers you will use. Consider uniform sizes, two or three different box sizes only, as this makes stacking your boxes that much easier. Be sure your boxes are strong enough to