For many people, a self-storage unit is an essential addition to their daily storage needs. We have many businesses and homeowners alike who use their storage unit as more than just a temporary place to keep essential items and the need to access their possessions or product means several visits to their units on a regular basis. Organization is key to getting the most of your unit and a good floor plan is the best way to get the most out of your unit. See our past post “3 Apps to Help Organize Your Move and Your Storage Unit” that can help with this.
Another great way to get the most out of your unit is to consider some of the following options:
Storage racks come in many different types and sizes and can be an excellent way to keep your unit organized and your goods easily accessed. Plastic racks are inexpensive and come in several sizes. Metal racks are more expensive but are excellent for heavier goods that are being stored. Metal storage racks with wheels are one of the best options for a self- storage unit. They are often called “bread” racks. Available in several sizes, they are the most versatile allowing you to move them about quite easily.
Rolling Clothing Racks
For those of you who must access garments, a rolling clothing rack is a great way to get the most out of your storage unit. Also available in several sizes and qualities, these racks can make it extremely easy to keep garments accessible and organized. Garment bags ensure that your clothing will be kept fresh, dust-free and easy to transport.
Keeping inventory of everything in your self-storage unit will keep you organized and stress free. If you are accessing your unit regularly and adding and removing your goods, it can easily become disorganized, costing you valuable time.
An easy idea is to tape a manila envelope to all of your boxes. Keep an inventory sheet inside the envelope where you can mark off what you have added or removed. Remember to keep a pen in each envelope.
With a few economical additions, your self- storage unit can be an excellent addition to your home or business needs.
Total Storage offers climate controlled storage units in every size. We are fully secured and with 24-hour access you will never worry about accessing your unit. For more tips and advice contact our dedicated Self-Storage consultant at 204-832-8181.