Have you ever looked around your home and thought, “Man, I have too much stuff?” We all reach that point eventually. While we crave more space, it can be hard to get rid of things–especially personal items, family heirlooms, and childhood memorabilia. But if you need more space but aren’t looking to give anything up just yet, self storage is a viable option for you. Self storage gives you a temperature controlled, safe space for your precious belongings. At AAA Self Storage, we have many options for you. Once you’ve found the best unit for your belongings, these tips can help your items stay cleaned, organized, and in good condition.
After going through your stuff, you may have no idea what you should put into storage and what you should keep in your home. We advise keeping items you use regularly–appliances, clothes, books, what have you–in your home while storing what you don’t, like old photo albums, childhood memorabilia, and family heirlooms–like that set of encyclopedias your great aunt Betty gave you or that box of lamp shades your uncle Fred insisted on keeping just in case they’re worth something one day. Whatever it is, if you don’t use it regularly, it’s best to keep it in storage. Like we mentioned, our units are temperature controlled and locked up tight, so you don’t have to worry about your items warping or being stolen.
It’s easy to just throw your belongings in a heap in your self storage unit and not return for decades, but this is definitely not the way to do it. In fact, there are many strategic ways you can organize your items and get the most out of your storage space. The first step in strategically organizing your storage unit is to create a plan. Know which items you’ll need to access regularly and which can be stored in a hard to reach place in the back for a long time. You can even store items within units, like inside of an old refrigerator or dresser. Also, be sure to label everything, including what’s inside boxes and which boxes are inside the fridge or dresser, and so on. This will keep everything organized and make for easy access.
It’s hard to keep everything clean during long periods between visits, but there are a few things you can do to keep dust out. If you’re storing furniture, it’s best to cover them in plastic sheets. You can also do this for your appliances as well. Also be sure to seal everything up tight, including boxes and bags, so dust doesn’t get in them. Don’t leave any perishable items in your unit and bring up any problems with pests right away to avoid damage. While our units are clean and pest free, we always want to be prepared just in case of an issue.
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If you’re tired of clutter in your home and not having enough storage space for the important things, a self storage unit with AAA Self Storage can help alleviate this problem for you without you having to get rid of anything. Call or visit us today for more information!