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Tips for Maximizing the Space in Your Las Vegas Storage Unit

March 28, 2018

When you find your home is cluttered with too much "stuff," it might be time to look into a storage unit in Las Vegas. Storage units are a great answer to a cluttered home, and it enables you to keep many of your cherished belongings, particularly those you don't use on a daily basis.

Storage units come in many different sizes and types, and it's important to get one that is just the right size for your needs. You don't want to pay extra for space you won't use. If you spend a bit of time upfront, you can figure out how best to use the space in your storage unit. (Take a look here to see what size storage units we have available.)

Here are some tips:

Get Organized Up Front

Figure out exactly what you will be storing in your unit before you even bring anything over to it. It's even helpful to draw a diagram ahead of time to figure out what will go where. If you stack things in your storage unit without planning, it can be difficult to retrieve items when you need them. Have a plan ahead of time.

Zillow has some great suggestions on packing and unpacking your storage unit in this article.
Invest in Good Storage Boxes

It's tempting to use any kind of box—especially if It's free—but the truth is that having uniform boxes that stack well will make life much easier. Not only will they make it easier to find things, but you can maximize the space by having boxes that stack well with each other. Another option is to invest in plastic bins that are see-through so you can easily see what is stored where.

Label Your Boxes

There is nothing high-tech about simply labeling your boxes, but you can use technology if you'd like. An app such as Evernote can be used to list what you have stored, and you'll be able to find things easily when you need them.

Don't Stuff Your Storage Space to the Max

Yes, you want to maximize the space, but this doesn't mean you have to stack boxes from floor to ceiling. A good rule of thumb is to not stack anything higher than about chest level. This is a good idea, especially if you have some boxes that are heavy.

Keep Weight in Mind

The heavier the box, the closer to the floor it should be stored. Also, don't stack heavy boxes on top of light ones. You'll probably crush the lighter box, and your belongings could be ruined.

With just a little bit of planning, you can get the most out of your storage unit. If you are still unsure of what you'll need for your belongings, talk to the pros at Storage Durango Blue Diamond. We can give you advice on a storage unit that will just perfect for your needs. We also sell boxes and other items you might need for storage. Contact us today at 702-361-3304 or visit us online at