Making the most of your self storage unit

Self storage is a great solution for those unruly piles of boxes and objects that you have in your spare room, garage or wardrobe. It provides a practical and affordable option for storing objects away from your home in an environment that is well-organised and secure. The different unit sizes and designs mean you can choose the space that suits you.

Some units have wide roll-up doors which are perfect to back a vehicle through so you can unload directly into the storage unit. Other storage units are locker sized and are suitable for a couple of boxes, storing a few tools or seasonal exercise gear. Slightly larger units can fit a motorbike or jet ski and are great for an easily accessible space outside your home (perhaps closer to where you intend to use the item). The majority of storage rooms are designed with domestic storage in mind and are useful if you are planning a big relocation and are unsure what furniture is going to fit or look good in your new home. If you are budget conscious you might also want to consider using a storage container as they can fit most of the larger items from a 2 or 3 bedroom house.

When storing items it is always a good idea to measure your unit and then set out the unit size at home so you can consider the best way to arrange your goods. This will make it quick and easy when you go to fill the unit, as you will already know the best way to arrange items. You will also be able to work out where to leave gaps for a corridor or walkway if you need to regularly access your goods. Planning your space helps highlight the best place to put shelves and racks, or how to arrange boxes so they don’t block any lights or windows. Another important aspect to consider is the door of your unit and how it opens. Many units have roller doors or outward opening doors which means you don’t lose any space. If your unit is climate controlled with an individual system you should make sure that access to this is possible.

From ease of access to their size and layout, self storage units can provide you with the extra space you need to store your household goods.

Ella Andrews is blogger and freelance writer, who is very passionate about home improvement, remodeling, interior and exterior design ideas. She’s been writing about similar topics for a long time, but is also constantly searching for new sources of inspiration. More helpful tips and advice on removals and storage can be found at:

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