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How to Pack Your Las Vegas Self Storage Unit for Easy Access

April 25, 2018

If you are using Las Vegas self storage to keep belongings that no longer fit in your home, you want to make sure you can access them when you need them. It’s tempting to just pile your things into the unit, but if you don’t organize them well or have a plan in place, you might regret it once you need to retrieve things. Imagine looking for items in boxes that are stacked willy-nilly and without clear labels. What should take a few minutes to grab what you need can end up being hours of searching through dozens of boxes that now need to be repacked and stacked.

Here are some tips for maximizing the space in your storage unit. Read on for other ideas that can help ensure your belongs are easily accessible.

Consider Using the Same Size Box for Everything

Uniform-sized boxes will stack more easily. Just be sure to keep heavier boxes at the bottoms of the stacks.

Label Everything Clearly

All boxes should be labeled, and it is helpful to go a step further and list the specifics of what is in the box.

Keep Frequently Accessed Items in Front

If you have out-of-season clothing that you know you’ll be looking for when the seasons change, it makes sense to keep these close to the front. Other items you might need quick access to include holiday decorations, children’s toys, business records, books, and so forth.

Have a Master List of All Boxes

This should also include what is inside all of the boxes. This might seem like an unnecessary step, but it can make it so much easier to find things when you can home in easily on one box—even if it’s at the bottom of the stacks.

Keep Moisture Out

Although Las Vegas is a dry climate, you should still make sure you pack things so that mold doesn’t form on any of your belongings. Here are some tips for preventing moisture from building up in your storage unit.

Make Sure You Can Walk in the Storage Unit

Don’t stack boxes top to bottom without creating aisles for you to maneuver in. This will make life much easier that trying to either climb onto boxes—and risk damaging your items—or having to remove dozens of boxes to get to those you need.

Consider Upgrading to a Larger Unit

If you are starting to feel like you are playing a game of Tetris rather than organizing a storage unit, you might just need to get a unit that has more space.

With just a little bit of planning, you can have a well-organized storage unit that keeps your belongings easily accessible. If you are still unsure of what you'll need for your storage needs, 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