How to Organize Your Storage Unit in 12 Easy Steps

Categories: Self Storage, Storage Tips

Organizing Your Storage Unit

With all the events, sports activities, celebrations and other things to do in Honolulu, HI, your storage unit can fill up quickly. In fact, you may not even remember what’s inside. By organizing this space, you’ll be saving time and money – and with the holidays just around the corner, those are valuable commodities. Although storage spaces can get messy, organizing your unit doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Here’s our easy step-by-step process to help you get the job done while avoid the organizational meltdown.

Twelve Simple Steps to Organizing Your Self Storage Units

  1. Wear comfortable, old clothes. You might get dirty.
  2. Gather your supplies. You’ll need a broom, a duster, paper towels and spray cleanser to clean your unit. Bring boxes and garbage bags for removing trash and organizing items. Toss in a pen and paper for taking notes, and a permanent marker for labeling boxes.
  3. If you don’t have a truck, borrow one. You’ll need it to carry away unwanted items.
  4. Remove all items from your unit. Place them in a dry, safe location near the unit or in the back of your truck.
  5. When it’s completely empty, clean the unit thoroughly. Dust, sweep and remove any debris.
  6. Sort through your belongings carefully, and separate them into four categories. You must determine whether the items will be saved, sold, donated or thrown away.
  7. Load items you wish to sell or donate into your truck bed. Place your trash in last so that you can unload it first.
  8. For your convenience, start an inventory of items you decide to keep. After time passes, it’s easy to forget whether you’ve thrown away certain belongings or kept them.
  9. Before refilling your unit, remember that you’ll need to leave walking space between items whenever possible, and make sure all boxes are clearly labeled. Shuffling through boxes and climbing over piles to find one important keepsake can lead to stubbed toes and frustration.
  10. When you’re ready to restore the saved items, prioritize their placement. Put large and heavy items like furniture at the back of the unit. Be sure that fragile items are not placed underneath heavy boxes.
  11. Store frequently used items and important documents near the front of the unit.
  12. Before you lock your newly organized unit, cover exposed furniture and upholstered items with breathable fabric to protect them from scratches, and leave appliance doors ajar for better air circulation.

Does Your Self Storage Unit Still Meet Your Needs?

If you have more left in your saved-item pile than you expected, you may need a larger unit. Contact our A-American Honolulu, HI facility for a great price on an additional unit or upgrade, and enjoy having even more space to store your perfectly organized stuff.