Staring at a full truck and an empty storage unit can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some helpful tips to make your storage experience as stress free as possible.
START WITH A PLAN
They say “preparation is the key to success,” and it’s true. Don’t learn that lesson the hard way. Start with a list of everything you plan on storing, for how long, and what packing materials you will need to keep items tidy and safe in the storage unit.
Keeping boxes neatly labelled and the labels in sight will save time searching later. You never know when you’ll want to have that heirloom lamp back. Which leads to the next tip…
MAKE A MAP
As much fun as Treasure Hunting is, it’s not so much when you’re frantically looking for your kid’s hockey skates an hour before her first game of the season. Mapping out your storage locker and sticking to the plan will save you time and effort.
ARRANGE ITEMS EFFICIENTLY
Put the stuff you’re are less likely to need near the back and on the bottom, as with heavy and bulky items. Know how you’re going to get it out when you put it in.