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How To Pack And Organise A Storage Unit

How To Pack And Organise A Storage Unit

Storage units provide an excellent solution for Singaporeans looking to declutter their homes. However, meticulous planning is pivotal if you want to maximise the storage space you have available and ensure you don’t lose track of what you have stored in the unit. 

But such a task can seem overwhelming when you have a mountain of boxes piled up inside your storage unit. If you are facing a similar situation, fret not! We have compiled several practical packing tips to help you organise your storage unit like a pro. 

Tip #1: Start by creating a list of your inventory

Start by creating a list of your inventory for your Storage Facility in Singapore

It is challenging to keep track of every item stored in your storage unit. While bulky items are easier to identify, your smaller knick-knacks – like your photo albums and old clothing – can get lost in the clutter of boxes piled up in the storage unit. 

Therefore, it is essential for you to create and maintain an inventory list to keep track of all your stored items. As you begin the packing process, you should note down every item in a spreadsheet or notebook. This list will come in handy when you need to find a specific item in the future.

Tip #2: Organise your storage unit by priority

Now that you have your inventory list prepared, you should take a look at it and highlight the items you think you will access the most frequently from your storage unit

For example, if you travel to seasonal countries frequently, you would likely make several trips down to your storage unit to retrieve your winter clothing. As such, it makes sense to place them in an easy-to-access area near the door.

Conversely, the spare mattress that you have lying around in the storage unit is less likely to see the light of day for a while. Therefore, it can be stored in the very back corner of your storage unit.

Tip #3: Use descriptive labels for each box you pack

Labelling every box with a description of the content stored inside is an excellent method to help you keep track of everything. If you opt to do this, it is crucial to be as detailed with the descriptions as possible. 

This is because you are likely to have multiple boxes containing similar items, such as your kitchen appliances. So instead of “kitchen”, you should consider labelling the box with all the objects stored within. If you want to take the organising to the next level, you can use a label maker to create custom labels for your boxes.

Tip #4: Consider storing your items inside clear bins

Consider storing your items inside clear bins for your Storage Facility in Singapore

You can consider storing your items inside clear plastic bins to make it easier and faster to identify what you need. While these storage containers are more expensive than cardboard boxes, we definitely think they are worth the extra costs.

Unlike opaque cardboard boxes, these clear plastic bins allow you to see the content contained within without having to dig through them. This makes it easier for you to find what you need when you need it, thereby saving you precious time. 

Tip #5: Maximise your storage space by installing shelving

Maximise your storage space by installing shelving for your Storage Facility in Singapore

It is easy for your storage unit to get messy when you continue to pile storage boxes inside it. And when that happens, it becomes challenging for you to locate the items you need. Fortunately, you can remedy this situation by installing a plastic or metal shelf. 

This fixture can help you keep things neat and tidy within your storage unit. Furthermore, you can store any large or oddly shaped items that do not fit within your plastic containers in an organised manner on the shelf.

Don’t underestimate the effectiveness of a shelf in helping you to maintain your storage unit. Not only are you maximising the storage space within your storage unit, but you also now have extra space available to navigate around since everything is organised neatly.Are you looking for a storage facility in Singapore to store your belongings and declutter your house? If the answer is yes, do not hesitate to contact SelfStore today to learn more about our self-storage options.

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