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Most storage facilities offer several different sizes of self storage units, and their prices reflect the size. For instance, you'll pay a bit more for a 12' x 12' unit than for an 8' x 8' one. It only makes sense, then, to choose the smallest unit that you can fit everything into. In order to make this a reality, you'll need to pay close attention to how you place the items in your storage unit. Follow these five tips to pack more into a tight space.
Utilize space in drawers and cubbies.
Don't empty everything out of dresser drawers and store it separately. Those drawers provide valuable extra storage space! To fit more in and to protect your clothing, seal the clothes into vacuum bags and then place the vacuum bags back in the dresser drawers (after they've been moved into place, of course). If there is any space left in the drawers, use it to store towels, linens, and other soft items that you can similarly place in vacuum bags.
You can also take advantage of the empty space inside appliances, like ovens, microwaves, and refrigerators. While you may not want to store your linens in there (they might emerge with a food scent), you can place glasses, mugs, plates, and other non-porous items inside without a worry. If you're concerned about mold growth, just prop the doors of the appliances open a crack to allow them to breathe.
Stack your boxes properly.
You can stack boxes all of the way to the ceiling if you do it in a safe manner. The biggest boxes filled with the sturdiest items need to be on the bottom, and the lighter and smaller boxes need to be on the top. To make proper stacking easier, try color-coding your boxes as you pack. For instance, you could put blue tape on any box that's filled with heavy, durable items like books, and red tape on any box that contains softer, more delicate items like curtains.
Invest in a shelving unit.
You'll probably have some small boxes of very fragile items or other little things that you don't know what to do with. If you invest in one cheap shelving unit (think IKEA or Walmart), these items will have a home. Make this the last thing you put in the storage unit. Put it right near the front after everything else is packed in. This way, you can access the fragile, small items first-thing rather than worry that you'll cause them to break or fall as you meander through the unit.
Use some bags rather than all boxes.
Boxes have a fixed shape while bags can often be squished and manipulated into crevices and corners. Put some of your items into bags rather than boxes so that once you have the storage unit packed full of boxes, you can take advantage of the remaining spaces by shoving in a few bags. Make sure the items you put into bags are not fragile. Stuffed animals, small utensils, cushions, pillows, and winter apparel all work well in bags.
Disassemble furniture when possible.
In general, a table takes up a lot less space when it's taken apart. Plus, you can then place the various pieces in little leftover spaces, rather than taking up one large space. You don't have to disassemble everything, but if a piece is oddly shaped and comes apart without too much of a hassle, taking it apart is the most space-saving option.
If you're not sure how large of a storage unit you need, ask the professionals at a storage business. Based on the size of your home and a list of the large items you're storing, they can give you a good recommendation.Share
19 May 2017