Published on 4/12/2021

Storing your belongings in a self-storage unit is a convenient option when you’re running out of room or going through a transition. Check out our tips and tricks below to maximize the space in your self-storage unit while keeping your belongings secure.

Self-Storage Packing Tips

Keep Fragile & Heavy Objects Low

Piling fragile items on top of other objects or boxes makes them more likely to fall and sustain damage. And storing heavy objects higher up will result in boxes underneath collapsing and those heavy items falling.

Go Vertical

Though fragile items shouldn’t be stacked high, use the height of a storage unit to help maximize your space.

Utilize Shelves & Storage Furniture

Storing shelves, a dresser, or other items used for storage at home? Put those items to work to help maximize the space in your storage unit! Even something like a garbage bin can be used to store items. Don’t let hollow space go to waste!

Make a Walkway

This one isn’t necessary if you don’t plan to take items in and out of storage regularly, but especially when using a larger storage unit like a 10×20 or bigger, leaving a small walkway to be able to access items throughout your storage unit can save you a ton of trouble down the road.

Use Wooden Pallets

Using wooden pallets to raise your items off the concrete floor helps keep air flowing throughout the storage unit. This is a great way to avoid moisture buildup that items sitting directly on the floor can experience. We have wooden pallets available for you to use for FREE!

Leave Items You’ll Need Most Near the Front

Know you’ll need something sooner than later? Make sure these types of items are kept near the front of your storage unit so that taking them in and out is as convenient as possible.

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