Since you’re literally paying for space when it comes to using a storage unit, it’s important to make sure that you use every inch of that space properly. For some tips about how to organize your storage unit for maximum use of space, read on:
Put Smaller Items Inside of Larger Items
If you’re storing any large piece of furniture like a wardrobe or a dresser, you should stow other items inside. Books, figurines, awards, trophies, Grandma’s good china—all of these things can go inside of a large piece of furniture instead of being stacked outside. Just be sure not to load up the larger pieces of furniture until after you’ve moved them into the storage unit. There’s no reason to throw your back out by making things heavier than they already are!
Put the Largest Items in First
When you’re arranging your storage space, you should try to put the largest items in the unit first. Just be sure that you’ve slipped all the small items inside the bigger pieces of furniture before you block off one large piece of furniture with another.
Think About Your Space
If you have any objects that fit together smoothly and will create a solid surface when stacked, you should put those together as well. But it’s the irregular spaces that you really need to consider, because they’re harder to fit things into—and when you’re paying for space, any gap represents money down the drain. Always look for anything that might fit into an irregular spot, and don’t be afraid to use things like quilts or blankets as padding if an item doesn’t fit just right.
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