Optimizing Your Storage Unit for Easy Access

Nov 30, 2021 in Self-Storage Leave a Comment

While it may be tempting to rent a storage unit and place your belongings wherever you see room, this can result in underutilized space and a lack of accessibility for all contents. As leading providers of storage unit rentals for personal and business use, the team at LoknStore understands how important optimization is for self-storage units of all sizes. That is why we have compiled some information to help you optimize your storage unit for easy access and make the most of every square foot of space.

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4 Ways to Optimize Accessibility for Your Storage Unit

To optimize the amount of space in your storage unit while maintaining a high level of accessibility, perform the following actions:

1. Utilize Vertical Space

To maximize the number of items that can safely fit into your storage unit, it is important to utilize vertical space in addition to horizontal space. This can be achieved by creating mid-sized stacks of boxes and utilizing furniture—such as tables, chairs, and other flat surfaces—as surfaces to place other items. By utilizing vertical space, you can place items that are less frequently accessed around the edge of the storage unit while keeping more important items closer to the centre or front.

2. Label All Boxes

If you are looking for a specific item or group of items in your storage unit, it can take a long time to dig through boxes to find what you need. To identify the contents of all boxes immediately, be sure to label multiple sides of the box. While this may take a bit of time to accomplish, the amount of time it will save you during future searches will more than make up for it.

3. Keep Paperwork and Documents Together

Searching for important documents can be a time-consuming and unpleasant experience if they are placed in multiple locations in your unit. When storing paperwork, be sure to keep all documents within the same box, stack of boxes, or shelf. This will make it easy to find, retrieve, and store documents as needed, minimizing the time and effort required.

4. Use Shelving

While shelving units occupy some horizontal space within your storage unit, they more than make up for this by increasing accessibility, safety, and vertical storage capacity. In addition to these benefits, shelves make it easier to keep your storage unit organized, increasing accessibility and making it easy to identify contents without moving other items.

To learn more about storage unit organization or to inquire about our self-storage rentals, get in touch with the team at LoknStore. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our units or our facility.