Organizing Your Storage Unit

May 23rd 2019

At Los Rios Storage, located at 795 E Athabasca St in Kamloops B.C., we know that living with clutter is a reality for many people. Whether it be at home or at work, having an organized environment helps alleviate some stress and frustration. Renting a self-storage unit is a good start to a new de-cluttered lifestyle. We have a few helpful tips to help organize your storage unit.

Choosing a Storage Facility

Finding a self-storage facility that meets all you storage needs may be one of the most important steps in this process. The location of the facility and the ease of getting to it will be key to being able to access needed items. What kind accessibility does the facility have - and what is the security system like? These are a couple of questions that you should be asking potential storage providers. Having a well run facility will give you the peace of mind that your belongings are safe.

Have an Action Plan

Before moving into your storage unit, it’s helpful to have a plan of attack …. an action plan. Having an action plan will simplify trying to find items that will be needed, such as seasonal clothes and outdoor supplies. Make a list of the items you want to put into your storage unit. Taking the time to do this extra step will save you time and tons of frustration figuring out where your things are. Hang the list by the door and keep one at your home or office.

Choosing Boxes

When choosing boxes, try and make them all the same size if possible. This will help with stacking and accessibility. Using cardboard boxes as opposed to plastic totes will help optimize your storage capacity.

Label Your Boxes

Labelling the boxes as you pack them will make the process of finding needed items quick and easy without having to go through each box. Each box should be labelled on the top and at least one side with large bold printing for locating more easily. For boxes containing items that will need to be accessed more frequently, mark them with a special symbol for easier identification.

Moving Into Your Storage Unit

Breaking down your larger items such as tables, chairs and beds will create optimal space in your storage unit. Place larger items up against the wall and boxes in front leaving enough room to be able to walk through without having to climb over boxes. Items that will be used more frequently such as seasonal clothing, sports equipment or tools should be stored close to the front of the unit for quick and easy access.

When everyday life becomes cluttered, renting a self-storage unit is a great option. With various different sizes of storage units and a 24 hour monitoring security service, Los Rios Storage can help accommodate your needs. Being located in the heart of Kamloops makes having access to your belongings quick and convenient. Give us a call or come by. Meet our friendly staff and see how we can accommodate you.


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