Is your house getting a little crowded? If so, you may want to consider moving some items into a storage unit. But, it’s important to organize your belongings inside Las Vegas storage units so you can easily find items when you need them. As you begin to move your stuff into a storage unit, make sure you consider these organizational methods:
Use plastic bins.
Many people throw the items they want to store inside garbage bags. But, it’s very difficult to find something when you have to dig through a garbage bag to get to it. Make things easier by using plastic bins that can neatly be stacked on top of each other and labeled with a permanent marker. It may be wise to find clear plastic bins so you can see inside them as you’re searching for something specific. This will make your entire unit look much cleaner and more organized.
Place some items in the front.
Before you put stuff into the unit, think about what items you will need the most. For example, if you are storing Christmas decorations in your unit, you know you will need to come back for these once a year. If you keep these in the front of your storage unit, you can easily grab them when you need them instead of having to go inside the unit and dig through other boxes.
Group similar items together.
Similar items should be packed in the same box, and then stored inside your unit next to other similar items. For example, if you have one box full of clothes and another full of shoes, these two boxes should be kept next to each other since they are both related to your wardrobe. Make sure each box is clearly labeled. If you come back to look for a jacket, it would be more helpful if your boxes are labeled as “winter clothing” or “jackets” instead of just “clothing.”
You can’t nail shelves to the walls of your storage unit, but you can buy temporary shelving that will hold your boxes or bins. Why should you use shelves instead of stacking items on top of each other? If you use shelves, the items in our boxes and bins won’t be crushed when you stack them. Plus, if you have shelves and need to get into a box on the bottom of the stack, you won’t have to remove every box on top of it first. With shelving, each box will be easily accessible. See these ideas for temporary shelving
Use the right sized box.
A storage unit filled to the brim with large boxes may look unorganized or crowded. Avoid this problem by buying different sized boxes. For example, use large boxes to store your towels and clothing, medium sized boxes for dishes and kitchenware, and small boxes for breakable items that need to be packed tightly in bubble wrap or padding.
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