3 Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit

3 Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit

Packing a storage unit is not especially challenging but, with a little thought and planning, you can make the most of the space and avoid having to splash the cash on a bigger unit.

With this packing advice from Space 4 U Self Storage under your belt, you will be well-equipped to organise your self storage unit efficiently and take full advantage of the space you already have. Keep reading for some of our top packing tips!

Organise your vehicle

For a smooth and stress-free experience, you’ll want to ensure that you can unpack your vehicle in the order you want to fill the storage unit. So, whatever you want to take out of the vehicle first needs to be put into the vehicle last.

We recommend that people put bulky or heavy items into their storage space first. If you’re planning to store such items, you’ll need to pack your vehicle in a way that allows you to unpack them before anything else.

Keep an inventory

With an inventory, you’ll have an easy way of finding out what is in your storage unit and exactly where it is. It’s completely up to you how you go about keeping an inventory, but many people simply opt for a list or spreadsheet detailing what’s in each box. Colour-coding or labelling your boxes is also a great way to stay organised.

If you’re good with technology, you could even print off some QR codes that lead to digital lists and/or photos of what’s inside each box and stick them on their corresponding boxes. That way, all you’ll need to do when looking for something is scan a box’s QR code – you’ll be able to see exactly what’s in that box, without opening it up unnecessarily.

Plan the layout of your storage unit

In order to make the most of your space, you’ll need to be smart about how you arrange your belongings within the storage unit – especially if you think it could be a tight squeeze.

It’s a good idea to put things you are likely to need access to during the course of your storage unit rental period in accessible places, such as at the front near the door. If you will need regular access to lots of items, it might be worth considering leaving an aisle in amongst your belongings. Items that you’re unlikely to need access to can go at the back of the unit or underneath other things.

You should also think about the weight of your belongings. Heavier items should go on the ground, or as close to it as possible. Lighter items can then be placed on top of the heavier ones and stacked vertically.

Do you need a safe and secure storage unit? Look no further than Space 4 U Self Storage. Our storage facilities have both personal and business storage solutions in a range of sizes – no matter your storage requirements, we’ve got you covered.

We also offer a number of additional storage services, from mailboxes and removal services to packing advice. With storage facilities in both Bracknell and Windsor, we are an affordable and secure self storage service that you can rely on. Contact us today to discuss your storage requirements.

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