These are not your usual self-storage tips but they will make your life just that bit easier.
No need for a treasure hunt each time you want to retrieve something from your unit. Simply scribble a basic map, pointing out locations for all those items you might need again. Then tack it to the wall and let your memory work hard elsewhere.
Divide and conquer
Allow for a clear path down the centre of your unit, placing items along the walls. Yes, you will want to reach the back part again— you know, for that thingamabob that goes with the thingamajig.
That is, plan to keep your frequently used items at the FRONT of your unit. Obvious really but we just had to say it…
Think “stack” when you pack
Make the best use of your space by stacking to the ceiling! To do this safely, pack heavy items at the bottom of boxes to provide a stable base, then place the heaviest boxes at the bottom of the stack. Voila!
Tip-toe is a no-no
Only bad things can happen when you’re tempted to over-reach. Keep a folding step-stool inside your unit for accessing items stored above your head and forever hear only sweet words spoken inside your unit
Keeping some basic stuff such as screwdrivers, a hammer, pliers and a utility knife around will pay-off big when you need to remove something from your unit that needs re-assembling.
If walls could talk…
They’d say, “Welcome new boxes, but could you give us at least an inch.” All will co-exist peacefully if you keep this distance in mind for proper air circulation.
Use that lonely, vacant interior space for anything that fits. We like books and CDs. Just leave the door wedged open for circulation. Your milk never has to know…
Dress for success
As it turns out, this works for beds and furniture, too. Simply cover and pad with protective materials designed specifically for them to help ensure they stay in perfect condition – just make sure you never use plastic covers.
Storing empty rubbish bins? And how about stuff like shovels, hoses and garden supplies? Put them in the bin for an organized unit, and more room for more stuff.
Drain the fuel tanks of lawnmowers, hedge-trimmers and leaf blowers before storing. Removing nasty fumes means you’ll never be angered by your oak dresser smelling like a lawnmower.
Treat us like neighbours
Just ask if you need to borrow anything like trolleys to make moving the heavy stuff a piece of cake. Then thank us with some real cake if you feel like it. Chocolate is always good.