If you’ve already taken the step of renting one of our Napa Storage Units, to this we say, great for you! Utilizing public storage is an excellent way to free up space in your home and create a more harmonious environment. However, this is just one of two important parts of the process you need to follow to make your life easier. Now comes the task of organizing your public storage unit to access the items you need without having to dig through a mountain of boxes and furniture. We’ve prepared a list of simple and effective solutions to ensure your storage unit is organized at all times.
Use Uniform Box Sizes Whenever Possible
Using the same sized boxes to store your items makes stacking and organizing a much easier process. Your items will be much more accessible, and there is less risk of boxes toppling over, reducing the risk of breakage.
Label All Boxes on Front Facing Side
Labeling boxes is a clear tool you can apply to know exactly what is inside. However, labeling the top of a box stacked under three others is counterproductive, to say the least. Make sure to label all of your boxes on the side that faces outwards, and you’ll save yourself a lot of time and energy when looking for specific items.
Give Priority to Regularly Used Items
There are always items that you’ll take out of storage and put back in more frequently than others. For example, it’s a lot more likely that winter clothes and holiday decorations will make more round trips than the old armoire you no longer use. That being the case, store the armoire in a place that doesn’t hinder your ability to retrieve your decorations, and you’ll spend less time in your public storage unit (and have less back pain too).
Keep Track of Everything in Your Napa Storage Unit
Creating a master list of everything you place in your storage unit allows for quick reference and speedy access to the items you need. If you want to get really detailed, number each of the boxes in your public storage unit and indicate on your list in which numbered box each item can be found.
Consider Larger Napa Storage Units
You might find that no matter how organized and precise you are with your storage plans, there simply isn’t enough room to make the items you need easily accessible. If this sounds all too familiar, it’s probably time to upgrade to a larger unit. This will give you the space you need to effectively store your items, without having to worry about things getting crammed or breaking.
If you’re in the Napa Valley area and are interested in renting an affordable public storage unit, don’t hesitate to contact us today! We’re more than happy to show you our wide range of Napa Storage Units and convenient payment options.