3 Mistakes That Can Lead To Disorganization In Your Storage Unit

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Renting a storage unit is a great way to deal with clutter in your home. However, if you aren't careful, it is possible to make some mistakes that can lead to clutter and disarray in the storage unit as well. Here are a few mistakes to avoid, so you are able to find wanted items and avoid disorganization.

Storing Everything

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when renting a storage unit is to store everything in there just to get it out of your house. You must eventually plan to use the things you put into storage, so that your unit doesn't become cluttered with things you really don't want. Unwanted items can make it more difficult to find the items you do want, and can take up needed space in your storage unit. Before you put anything into storage, determine whether it is something you want and will use in the future. Don't put that decision off until later.

Not Designing a Map

You may be aware that you need to label containers, boxes and bags, but that alone will not stop your storage unit from becoming disorganized. If you put a lot of things into your unit and return later, it can take a lot of time to find what you need if your things are randomly assorted and you have to look at every box.

You can keep things organized if you make a map of your storage unit before putting things into it. Simply draw a rectangle to represent your unit, and draw where you will put kitchen items, bedroom items and other items. Keep the map in the storage unit so you don't forget where it is, and when you need something from the unit, you can check the map to help you find the area where you need to look.

Using Garbage Bags

Garbage bags may seem like an inexpensive way to pack your items, seem easier to stack than boxes and take up less space. However, when you look at a stack of garbage bags, it can be more difficult to see what is in them, even with labels. Boxes may take up more space, but they are easier to identify at a glance.

If you managed to use the tips above, you can avoid having a disorganized mess in your storage unit. Be sure to take the proper steps to maintain order in your unit, at a place like Hanes Stick-It-In Storage, LLC, so you can access the belongings you want whenever you need them.


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