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Storage units are a great way to gain additional space for your belongings. However, proper storage management is very important. Without it, your storage unit will be one big clutter of items you cannot even reach to take out. If you opt for a storage unit from some professional moving and storage company, you will need to make your storage unit more practical. Taking care of that extra space you are paying for is really nothing but beneficial for the current moment and for the future.

Ways to make your storage unit more practical

You have rented a storage unit and already have a lot of items to place inside. Instead of simply pushing your items inside, you should come up with a good plan to make it all fit.

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Make sure you pack your items in boxes as it will make it easier for you to organize your unit

More importantly, you want to ensure that you can visit the unit any time and walk to the item you want. Especially if you are opting for long term storage where your items will be inside for a longer period of time.

  • Clean out the unit before putting items inside
  • Create a plan of how you want it to be organized
  • Store everything in boxes instead of just leaving them inside

Clean out the unit before putting items inside

The main thing you want to have in your unit is visibility and cleanness. To ensure that, clean your unit before placing items inside. Ensure that there is no dust, spider webs or even pests in your unit. Moreover, if you hire Brooklyn movers to transport your belongings, arrive before them and clean everything out. This way, you will not only make your storage unit more practical but you will also ensure that it is healthier.

Create a plan of how you want it to be organized

The organization is key. Apart from a clean storage unit, you want to have an accessible unit. You can achieve that by creating solid plans of how you want things to be organized. For instance, placing items you might use soon in front is a good way of ensuring you will find them.

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Create plans of how you want to store your items and stick to them – this is the best way to maintain organization in a unit

Items you want to throw away later or do not have a purpose can go in the back. Organizing your unit is the best way to never experience stress by not being able to find a specific item and a great way to make your storage unit more practical in the future.

Store everything in boxes to make your storage unit more practical

Instead of simply placing your items inside a unit without any order, try using containers. Either cardboard or plastic boxes will do. If you were wondering what to do with the leftover moving boxes – here is your solution. Use the boxes to place items inside them before you place them in a storage unit. This way, your items will be safe from dust, mold and pests.

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Born and raised in the upper east side of NYC. I consider myself an expert with anything moving or storage related aspects in New York City. Having been in the NYC relocation industry for almost two decades I found myself at a point that I am able to answer and help my clients on the first phone call. NYC is amazing and I can't wait for it to recover from the COVID related closures. Feel free to email or call anytime! 212-244-4011