Storing Items the Smart Way

Tips For Organizing Furniture And Accessories In Your Storage Unit

by Timmothy Pena

There comes a point where most everyone is going to need self-storage. If you're staring down your first storage unit rental for furniture and other large items, it's important that you know how to organize the space in a stable and secure manner. Just shoving furniture in is going to leave you with an unstable, disorganized mess in the storage unit. That's likely to end with broken furniture and other belongings. Here are some tips to consider to maximize your storage approach.

Stack Securely

Start your organization after you've identified everything that is going into the unit. That way, you can sort everything out with a solid understanding of the space you'll need and what's going into it. 

Organize everything according to weight, size, and shape. You'll want to place the heaviest, largest items on the bottom. Keep all of the heavy items at the bottom so that you don't risk anything being crushed by heavy objects being placed on top of less-stable items.

Keep your items stacked from largest to smallest, with the larger items below the smaller ones. This creates a wider, more stable base so that everything stacks more securely.

Organize Clearly

When you place the items in your storage unit, stack them along the two side walls and the back wall of the storage unit. It essentially creates a horseshoe shape in the storage unit. This structure in the storage unit makes it easier to access everything as you need it. 

You'll be leaving the center of the storage unit clear for you to easily move around and navigate the items in the storage unit. This saves you from the otherwise inevitable nightmare of having to move everything out of the unit to get to that one thing you need that's all the way in the back.

Use Accessories

Just as you would do when you are organizing your closets, cabinets, and drawers, you should use some organizational accessories to make things easier in your storage unit. This means imploring the use of things such as shelves, drawers, baskets, and other types of bins and such. 

This makes it easier for you to keep things sorted, stable, organized, and grouped together. You won't have to worry about loose items being lost or scattered in the unit. You can even use adhesive hooks on the walls of the unit provided that they will come off the walls without leaving any residue behind.