Hello, I’m Sallie. Welcome to my site about moving to a new home. When I decided to move, I was a total mess. I found myself running between tasks, not seeming to get anything done in the days before the move. Luckily, a good friend came by and set me straight with some smart moving tips. From then on, I was able to pack up, transport and unload my belongings with ease. I will share those same moving tips my friend provided me, as well as other things I had to learn on my own along the way. I hope to make your next move easier than ever.
Whether you plan on using your self storage space for years to come or you simply want to store things for the summer while you work on relocating, you are going to want to make sure that you are staying as organized as possible. This way, nothing will become lost or broken. To help you with this, you may want to check out the following organizational tips for self storage.
Put Everything In Plastic Bins
You are going to want to avoid storing things in big plastic bags or by simply tossing them into the shed. While you might have found a clean self storage unit, you never know what bugs or pests could make their way into your individual unit. Moths can eat away at your clothes, blankets, and drapes. Mice can chew on just about anything they can get their little teeth on. Therefore, by putting everything in large plastic bins with lids, you will not have to worry about any of that. You can also take it one step further and seal the lid into place with packing tape. This way, nothing small can wedge its way into the bin through the cracks.
Use All Available Space
Are you storing a refrigerator, oven, microwave, or dresser? If you are storing pieces of furniture or appliances that are open inside, you are going to want to make use of that space. Just think of the number of boxes or plastic bins you can avoid using by simply using your oven to store some things in. Another tip to remember is that you might want to store your most fragile items in places such as the refrigerator and oven because they cannot get smashed like a box can.
Bring In The Shelving Unit
No, you cannot attach shelves to the walls of the self storage unit, but you can certainly set up a free-standing shelving unit. All you need is a sturdy one that will hold a lot of weight. It would also be a good idea to make sure that this is a metal shelving unit, as it will not rot or get mold on it should moisture enter the unit. Also, you are going to want to make sure that you are keeping the heaviest of all items on the bottom shelves and leave the lighter stuff for the top shelves. This will prevent the shelves from toppling over.
As you can see, it can be easy to keep your self storage unit organized. All you have to do is to put forth the effort and spend a little time. For more information, contact a company like Epic Group Inc.