If you’re renting a storage unit as a way to free up space around your home, you know how easily things can begin to pile up and become cluttered. Pretty soon, trying to get something out of your unit becomes an all-day adventure that could result in some important items breaking or you possibly getting hurt.

Your storage space should be organized in a way that allows you to navigate through to each section of the unit allowing for easy access to whatever item you need. Keep on reading to learn our best storage tips to create more room in your Napa storage units.

Storage Tip #1: Add Some Shelves

If you notice that your Napa storage unit is starting to resemble a minefield, it might be time to add shelving so you can remove those lighter boxes off the ground. Shelving allows you to instantly free up floor space and is perfect for oddly shaped boxes or fragile items you don’t want to accidentally stack something on top of.

Storage Tip #2: Hang Items Using Pegboards

When it comes to items such as tools and clothing accessories, pegboards make a perfect tool to keep them visible and out of the way at the same time.

Storage Tip #3: Uniform Size Boxes

Using the same few sized boxes allows you to stack and organize in a much more efficient way. Think of your Napa storage unit as a lego game. By having pieces that perfectly fit one another, you can neatly put the pieces together and create a harmonic storage environment.

Storage Tip #4: If It Can Be Disassembled, Do it!

This applies mostly to items like furniture. No, we’re not suggesting you rip apart your leather couch. But if you have an old desk unit from IKEA, it can be taken apart just as easily as it was put together. By doing this, you will have a lot more room to work with.

Storage Tip #5: Nest Those Pots and Pans

Whether it’s pots, pans, cups, cutlery, or dinner trays, find creative ways to store some objects inside of others. Aim to nest items that fall under the same category, such as different sized pots, or bowls, and label your boxes in detail. This will not only save you a lot of space, but it will also allow you to easily locate all of your items.