More and more people are utilizing storage units every year to hold onto important belongings that might not have a place in their lives in that instant. Not only are they safe and climate controlled, but most people are surprised how affordable a storage unit can be these days. While they are a great tool to help make a move easier, especially when downsizing, there are plenty of other situations you might run into that will have you thinking about adding some extra space to your life. If you are considering it, we’ve put together a list on how to make the best possible use of this extra space and improve your life with less clutter.
Create an Inventory
Make a list of all the things you want to store away. Not only will it be crucial to make sure everything gets there in one piece, but it’s also so handy to have a list of everything you have there in case you need to pull it out later. It’s easy to think that one missing item is gone forever before remembering you safely tucked it away in storage.
Use Clear Bins
If you don’t already have clear bins to keep your belongings in, it’s a small investment to make for such a huge convenience factor down the line. The right clear bin will not only be highly stackable and will even further prevent your items, but the fact that they are see-through will help you locate which bin the item you’re looking for might be in! Of course, it’s still good to label each bin and have an inventory as we mentioned before, but we’ve found that a stack of clear bins can save you a lot of time for quicker pickups.
Load Large Furniture First
There are many reasons you’re going to want to load in the large furniture first. The first is just common sense- if you wait too long to put in the big furniture you may not have room at all, or you’ll have to move things around in an endless game of Tetris. Big furniture is also great for stacking things on top of, or in the case of a table or bench, stack things underneath. You always want to be thinking about how to best utilize vertical space as well as length and width.
Contact MacDonald Moving Services
One of the best ways to choose a storage solution is to go with one already managed by your moving company. We make it easy with pickups, drop-offs, and all types of climate controlled storage units. Give us a call at 800-225-0394 or contact us here for a free storage or moving quote.