The convenience of a self storage unit is more than having extra space to fill with your belongings. It is about decluttering your living space or your office, while still having easy access to those items you wish to store offsite.

For self storage to be successful, it has to work for you. Ideally, when opening the door to your self storage unit, you would wish to find a neatly arranged space with your belongings easily accessible. Instead, if you fail to organise your storage unit, you’re likely to be met with chaos—a jumble of boxes, furniture, and assorted items piled haphazardly. Without a strategic plan and some effort, storage space can quickly descend into chaos.

With some strategic planning and effective organisation, you can make the most of your storage experience, ensuring that not only can you access your belongings easily when you need to, but also at the same time keep them safe and free from damage. This will help you make the most of the available space in your storage unit and avoid it becoming cluttered. This will allow you to use your unit to its full potential.

Organising Your Self Storage Unit – Where to Start

  1. Sort Your Items

    Sorting the belongings you intend to store into categories such as seasonal, frequently used, rarely used, etc., and getting rid of those items that are no longer useful to you, is an essential first step to organizing your storage unit.

  2. Choose Uniform Boxes and Containers

    Opt for sturdy, uniform sized containers to make stacking easier to help with using your space efficiently. Although pricey, transparent bins will allow you to identify the contents without opening them. Pack together the items that you will need to access regularly. Sometimes it is difficult to know what you will need in the future, so make your best guess for items you are unsure about.

  3. Label Every Box in Self Storage Unit

    Label each box or container clearly with its contents and where it originated, e.g. main bedroom, kitchen, living room, etc. You could colour-code the labels to make identification quicker.

  4. Create a Plan

    Before moving your boxes into the storage unit consider where to place your belongings. Large furniture items are better placed at the back of the unit, boxes that you don’t need access to can go at the back too, with those that you need to access more frequently stored at the front.

  5. Invest in Shelving or Racks

    Using shelving and racks will allow you to make the most of vertical space. This makes it easier to access those items without having to move everything around.

  6. Create Aisles and Walkways in Self Storage Unit

    Leave pathways between boxes to access items easily. Avoid stacking boxes too high – you don’t want them toppling over and bursting open.

  7. Disassemble Large Items

    Break down furniture items to save space when you pack. A handy tip is to keep screws, bolts, and small parts in labeled bags taped to the respective piece.

  8. Keep a Toolkit

    Keep a step stool, dolly, or moving cart handy to access items placed at high levels or to assist you in moving heavier items.

  9. Create an Inventory List

    Use a spreadsheet or an inventory app to keep track of what is inside each box. This is an easy way to help you gain access to any of your belongings that you have packed away.

  10. Create a Map

    This is especially useful if you have a large self storage unit where you intend to store many belongings. The easiest way to create a map is to outline everything while loading your items. This will show where your items are located. This, coupled with leaving aisles and walkways will make accessing your belongings simple. Just save the map where you can find it or keep a picture of it on your phone.

  11. Maintain Your Storage Unit

    Visit your storage unit regularly to ensure that everything remains organised. Make sure that the contents are kept in place and check for any signs of damage or pest infestation.

  12. Security Measures

    Invest in good quality locks and take out insurance coverage for your stored goods.

By implementing these steps and maintaining your storage unit, you will be able to easily access your belongings when you need them and keep your storage unit from becoming chaotic. A little planning and effort upfront will save you countless hours of frustration in the long run.

Stop & Store Fareham Self Storage Unit

Organising your storage unit to ensure that you can access items quickly and without hassle is your responsibility. Our responsibility to you is to offer you a secure facility where you can store your belongings with confidence, whether it be for a month or much longer.

Here are some of the advantages of our self storage facility.

  • We understand how valuable your belongings are to you, so our security measures are second to none. At Stop & Store Fareham our facility is fully secured with monitored CCTV and intruder alarms. Access is strictly controlled so you can rest assured that your goods are in safe hands.
  • We will email you your PIN when we have received your payment, you can access your storage unit straight away. It is as easy as that.
  • Our units vary in size from 12 sq ft to 200 sq ft, they are safe, dry, pest-controlled, and ideal for storing any of your belongings. If you are unsure as to the size unit you require, have a look at our easy-to-use space calculator to help with your decision.
  • You can hire storage space from 1 month to as long as you need. If you move your goods in the middle of a month, you pay a pro-rate.
  • So when you need an easy storage solution to store your belongings, try Stop & Store Fareham. We will keep your belongings safely and securely.
  • We are open 7 days a week, from 8 am to 8 pm.
  • Please check our website for some genuine feedback from our customers.

We are conveniently located in the Fareham Shopping Centre, in the heart of the town. We offer easy access for you to load and unload your goods.

Tel: 01329 556174.

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