How to Organize Your Storage Unit

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Missing your favourite fall jacket or warm pair of leggings that you stored in your storage unit months ago? Would you be able to find what you are looking for if you were to visit and unlock your storage unit today? If the answer is no, you can save yourself the trouble later by getting started on organizing your storage unit! Renting a storage unit can be a one and done deal, but for a lot of people out there, it serves as a long-term solution for the lack of storage at home. That is why it is helpful to figure out how to organize your belongings beforehand or re-organize it if your belongings are already in storage. Here are a few tips for keeping your storage unit organized and easily accessible:


When thinking about placing your belongings in a storage unit, the most important task you can do is to plan. Planning can help smooth out the storing process and help move it along. It also helps keep you and other members who have access to the storage unit organized and on the same page. There are quite a few things that you might need to plan out before you can get started on the actual moving process. These could include:

  1. Making a master list of all of the belongings you plan on storing in your storage unit.
  2. Choosing the correct and most accurate storage unit size to store all of your belongings in the most organized manner possible for your convenience. For more information, you can check out our storage unit sizes that we have at our facilities.
  3. Outlining a map of how and where you want to store all of your belongings within your storage unit before you move anything in.
  4. Figuring out what packing supplies you will need (e.g. packing boxes or containers) and other ways to organize your unit (e.g. shelving units). At XYZ Storage, we are a one-stop-shop for all of your self-storage needs and also sell moving and packing supplies for you to purchase.

Wondering how you can prepare your belongings for storage? For more information, please check out our blog post on: How to Prepare Your Belongings for Storage.

Organize Based on Frequency

Organize your storage unit based on frequency and ease of accessibility. You do not want to be storing something you need access to every other week in the back or at the bottom of a stack of boxes. You also do not want to be storing something you do not plan on touching until next winter. Even though it might take a long time to figure out how often you will need a certain belonging, it will be worth it in the end. Trust us; you will be saving yourself a headache later when you have to go digging through your storage unit!

Organize Your Boxes

Do you plan on stacking your boxes within your storage unit? How about having a bunch of shelving units to place your boxes and containers on? It may be a good idea to figure out how you plan on storing your belongings. When you have a shelving unit this can help make extra space in your unit and provides much easier access to all the boxes you have in there. You won’t have to dig through the stacked boxes to grab the one at the very bottom.

Looking into Self-Storage?

Thinking about renting a storage unit? Renting a self-storage unit can be the ideal storage solution for you whether you are looking to declutter your home or needing a place to store your seasonal belongings. That is what we do at XYZ Storage, we help you find solutions to your storage problems! We have plenty of customizable storage solutions for you at all of our self-storage locations. From all of us at XYZ Storage, we hope you get your storage unit organized in no time!


published: 18 September 2020