Most people take out self storage for a specific reason. Either moving house, redecorating, or a significant life change. But whatever the reason, there are plenty of ways you can maximise your storage unit and get the greatest value out of it. Let’s take a look.
First of all, on a practical level, the top tip for making the most of your storage unit is to pack, label and stack everything as efficiently as possible. That way, you should be left with some spare space that you can use for other things you hadn’t planned to store.
Use purpose-made storage boxes, fill them to capacity (without making them too heavy to lift – using smaller boxes is best) and place the heaviest boxes at the bottom.
Dismantle any furniture you’re storing so that it takes up as little space as possible. Put any screws and fixtures in a bag and tape them securely to one of the pieces.
Do all of this and you should make maximum use of your space – and in all likelihood have some left for the following uses…
A great thing about always having a storage unit at your disposal is that you can constantly swap out what you store in it for something else. This is particularly useful when it comes to seasonal items that needn’t be cluttering up your home for long periods during the year.
For example, winter and summer clothing can be stored for around half the year when not in use. Likewise, sporting equipment such as snow gear or beach and back garden games can be quickly popped into your storage unit until the sun returns.
Store short term items
You don’t have to put things away in storage for months on end. The beauty of a storage unit at Wilson Storage is you have 24/7 access. You can drop things off whenever you like, even for a week or two, and pick them up when it’s convenient for you. If you took out a storage unit for one reason, don’t let that stop you using it to its full potential for all those short-term items you need to get out of the way for a while.
Store when travelling
Do you have things in your home that you don’t want to leave unattended whilst you travel? Leave space in your unit and you always have a spot to drop them off.
Of course, we’re not talking about valuables like jewellery or family heirlooms. But for anything else that would otherwise be preying on your mind, you already have storage unit, you may as well use it. After all, your home will be left vulnerable. Secure storage facilities such as Wilson Storage are alarmed and under constant monitored surveillance.
Get in touch with Wilson Storage for a chat about the best storage solution for you.