When you lease a storage unit, you want to be able to fit everything that you want to store inside. Here, you'll find a few tips that'll help you fill your storage unit in a way that is organized and secure.
In order to easily be able to access anything in the unit, you'll need to invest in some storage shelving. Some storage facilities do offer shelving units for lease with the storage units, but others will require you to bring your own.
You can buy utility shelving units for fairly cheap, or you can make your own shelving units using extra building supplies that you have laying around. Concrete cinder blocks and wooden pallets can be used to create makeshift shelving units that will be large enough and secure enough to hold many large boxes or bins.
If you'll be storing hanging clothing in the unit, you'll need somewhere to hang everything. You have a few options—rig up a clothes bar between two shelving units, pick up a cheap portable wardrobe, or use cardboard boxes with clothes bars run through the top to hang the clothes on inside the box.
How often will you need access to the clothing? If you'll be needing access to the hanging clothes often, you'd do best to opt for a rigged up clothes bar or a portable wardrobe. These options will make it easier for you to find exactly what you're looking for without having to dig through a bunch of boxes.
Tip: If you're hanging the clothes on a rigged up clothes bar, pick up some plastic clothes bags that slide over hanging clothes. These will protect the clothes from dust and dirt but still make it easy for you to see what's inside.
Another thing that you'll have to consider is the level of moisture in the storage unit. In some climates, moisture can be so high that mold and mildew become an issue fairly quickly—other areas, you can store things for years without having to worry about moisture damage. If you live in a moist climate, order buckets of silica gel. These buckets are to be placed in the storage unit to absorb the moisture inside. Every month or so, go to the unit with a fresh bucket of silica gel and take the other bucket home with you. Bake the silica gel at a low temp overnight and put it back in the bucket to use next month.
These tips will help to keep your items organized and in good condition while it's being stored. For more information, reach out to a storage facility.