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Tips To Save Money With Better Storage Unit Organization

by Candice Lopez

One of the best ways to save money on storage is to rent a unit that is big enough to hold all of your belongings but not big enough to have excess space. Since you pay for every inch of your storage unit, your goal is to fill as much of it as possible.

To save money by getting the most out of your rented household storage space, follow each of these tips:

Tip: Use High-Quality Moving and Storage Boxes 

Since you plan to store your belongings in the storage unit for an extended period of time, it is vital you use high-quality moving and storage boxes. This is not the time to reuse the boxes that your online orders are shipped in. These boxes are not made for the kind of strength needed to be stacked up for months or years. They are only designed to be inexpensive shipping containers.

By using high-quality boxes you will be assured they will not collapse under the weight. This allows you to stack things higher and utilize otherwise unused space near the ceiling.

When you pack the boxes, make sure you fill each one completely. This will help the boxes keep their shape and maximize their storage capacity saving you room otherwise needed for additional boxes.

Tip: Label All Boxes on All Sides

When you stack the boxes in your storage unit they will all look the same and make it impossible to find things when you need to retrieve them. 

Labeling each box is a must, but not just on one side! Instead, label each box on every side with a brief list of the contents.

This way, no matter how you stack the boxes you will be able to see what is inside. This makes stacking things more effective and allows you to stack the boxes to the ceiling and easily identify the contents.

Tip: Purge and Dismantle Furniture to Save on Storage Space

Furniture is very bulky and takes up a lot of the room in a storage unit. For this reason, you should always get rid of any pieces you no longer want or that are no longer in style. 

Once you have paired down your furniture to only those pieces you want to keep long-term, take each remaining piece apart to save on storage space. For example, you can disassemble your dining room table by removing its legs instead of trying to stack boxes on and under it. 

Finally, it's important to note that you don't want to take your table out of storage and not be able to find the hardware to put it back together. To solve this problem, place all of the hardware into a zipper bag and tape it to the bottom of the table.

To learn more, contact a company like Carolina Self Storage.