Decluttering and Putting Things into Storage: 3 Top Tips

If you are running out of space in your home, you may be thinking about hiring space at your local storage unit so you can declutter. Storage units are available in different size units which means there is one just the right size for you. However, the larger the unit, the more you will pay to rent it. That is why it makes sense to use the storage space as efficiently as possible. Below is a guide to 3 things you can do to make sure you use every inch of your storage unit efficiently.

Use boxes and crates which can be stacked

One common mistake which people make when putting household items into storage is using a random assortment of boxes and crates to store their things. If you use boxes and crates which are different sizes, you may find it very difficult to stack them on top of one another. If you do manage to stack them, it is likely that there will be spaces between some of the boxes because of the difference in size. Any space between boxes and crates is dead space which you are paying for but which isn't being used to store items. To avoid this problem, you should invest in a set of boxes and crates which are all the same size and which are designed to be stacked on top of one another.

Place heavy crates and boxes at the bottom

When stacking items, you should put heavier crates and boxes at the bottom of the pile. This will create a solid foundation on which you can place lighter boxes. If you make the mistake of packing heavier boxes on top of light crates, the weight of the heavy box may cause damage lighter and more delicate items below.

Stack crates and boxes in an aisle

When placing boxes and crates into the unit, you should create a central aisle which will allow you some access. While it can be tempting to stack items from the floor to the ceiling in every area of the unit, there are a couple of reasons it is best to avoid doing so. Firstly, if you need to access your things at any point, it will be much more difficult and time-consuming to remove all of the boxes. Creating an aisle will allow for easy access. Secondly, if you fill the unit from floor to ceiling, you will impede the circulation of air, which could result in mould and damp forming on your belongings.

For further information, you should contact your local storage service.

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Coast to Coast: The Big Move

Hello, my name is Emma. I am originally from Brisbane, but last year our family decided to move to a little seaside town on the Western Coast of Australia. I have a husband, two kids and a dog, so organising the move wasn't easy. Thankfully, we found a fantastic moving company who helped us to pack our things and load the truck that would transport out things across the country. They even arranged for our surplus things to be placed in a secure storage unit. I was so pleased with the service and learned a lot about big moves, so I decided to start this blog.