When it comes to self storage units, Concord residents have learned to make the most of the space available. From using the right containers for the job to stacking vertically and leaving legroom, these unique techniques will make it easier to use your storage space and find things once they are stored.
1. Standardize Your Containers
If you use similarly sized containers in your self or commercial storage units, you will be able to sort and stack them to get the most space for your money. Every container does not have to be the same, but containers of like sizes are recommended for grouped containers. You might even consider using specific containers for different groups of objects to make them easier to identify.
2. Heavy Items at Floor Level
Put the things that are hardest to lift closest to the floor. This makes it easier to move them later and protects against containers collapsing or stacks falling over. Gravity is your friend so long as you use this simple technique. In the same vein, putting fragile items up high or even off to themselves will eliminate concerns over crushing them or damage caused by falls.
3. Group Similar Containers
Group similar containers, such as seasonal containers or clothing. This makes it easier to find specific things and makes it easier to label and map your storage unit when the time comes. You can use nested grouping too, where smaller containers of similar items are grouped inside larger ones.
4. Stack Vertically, Back to Front
Stack up as you fill your storage unit. Keeping the space utilized from back to front as you go will save you time and effort in finding nooks and crannies to fill with more items later. Think of your storage unit layout the way you would a supermarket, using each aisle to group related containers and each section of the aisle for more specific sorting.
5. Leave Access Paths
Leaving empathy paths will save you a lot of work in the long run. If you block off access to containers stored near the rear of your storage unit you will have to rearrange each time you need to get to that stuff, and then put everything back again afterward. It makes more sense to simply leave a small path open for easier, faster access.
6. Labels and Maps
Label every container and then make maps or diagrams to show where they are located. This may seem like a lot of extra trouble, but it will allow you to plan a visit to your storage unit before leaving home so that you can go straight to what you are looking for and move on.
By maximizing the space in their self storage units, customers are able to save money by using smaller units, time by knowing where their stuff can be found in the unit, and gain peace of mind by knowing that everything is safe and well-maintained.
ABBA Self & RV Storage is conveniently located near Interstate 680, Highway 24, and Highway 242. We offer the best in security, including a gated property, security cameras, and individual security controls. Contact us today for further information about our self storage units.