How To Better Organize Your Storage Unit

If you are sick and tired of realizing that you are not able to find what you need when you go to your storage unit, then it is time to make a change. The best thing for you to do is to set aside a few moments to check out the following tips for bettering organizing your storage unit

Color Code Your Stuff

The easiest way to do this is the color code everything according to the type of item that it is. For example, you will be able to easily find all of the containers with the kitchen items or the container with the holiday decorations that you are looking for. This way, you will at least know where to start looking for what you need. To do this, stop by your local dollar or department store and purchase color plastic bins with lids. These come in a variety of colors so make sure that you are getting as many as you need. Then start packing. Of course, you need to write a little cheat sheet that will be a reminder of what color of containers hold the various categories of things that you are storing. You can tape this cheat sheet to the interior wall of your storage unit for easy reference in the future.

Bring In Your Own Shelving Units 

It is important to make sure that you are giving yourself as much space as possible for easier organization. To do this, you will want to bring in your own free-standing shelving unit. Just make sure that you are leaving the wood shelving units at home. The wood would be at risk of warping, mold growth, or insect infestation if the right conditions become present in the storage unit. Stick with the heavy plastic or metal shelving units as these will last for years inside of the storage unit. Just make sure that you are carefully packing it once you have it in the unit. Keep it against the wall and store the heaviest of items along the bottom shelves. This will prevent it from toppling over.

With just those two tips in mind, you should have a much easier time keeping your storage unit as organized a possible. All you have to do is start implementing the previously mentioned tips and you will never have to dread going to your storage unit to find something that you need.

For storage needs, contact a company such as Homestead Storage.