Whether you are renting your storage unit for long term or it is just a temporary solution to a temporary problem, you will want to make sure that you are keeping it well organized. In order to help you do just that, you might want to take a few minutes to read through the following organizational tips for storage units (such as those offered by All American Mini Storage).
Use Colored Plastic Bins
Plastic bins with lids are great for storage units because they protect your belongings from moisture damage, as well as any rodents or pests. The container is not as easily chewed through as a regular cardboard box is and it is water tight once you add a layer of duct tape around the lip where the lid and container meet. Just make sure that you are using various colors of plastic bins and marking them according to what kind of things can be found in each container. You might keep a master sheet of categories and colors taped near the front of your storage unit for future reference. For example, red containers can be for your holiday decorations. Black containers can be for your basic household supplies or tools. Yellow containers can be for kitchen supplies. The list could go on and on.
Make Use Of Hidden Space
When making use of a storage unit, it is always helpful to make sure that you are making use of all of the hidden storage space. This will allow you to not only fit more things in your storage shed, but it will give some things a little bit of extra protection. For example, you can store some of your precious jewelry or coin collection in a small container that can then be placed inside of a microwave or oven that will be stored in the unit. You might even want to keep some small fragile ceramics in there as well, as they would be thoroughly protected from anything that might fall within the unit.
Put In Free Standing Shelving Units
You might want to install some free-standing shelving units that are extremely sturdy. It is important to make sure that you are sticking with solid wood or metal shelving units because those will be the most sturdy. They are less likely to tip over or fall apart after you start loading the shelves. Just make sure that you are keeping the heavier boxes and bags on the bottom shelves. After all, even the most sturdy of shelving units can topple over if they are top heavy, especially since you cannot secure them against the wall.
With the previously mentioned tips in mind, you should have absolutely no trouble in making sure that you are able to keep your storage unit as organized as possible.