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There are many reasons to rent out a storage unit. Maybe you’re moving or it’s time to move some things out of your space to maximize room. Whatever the reason may be, utilizing a storage space is the way to go when it’s a temporary decision.

You have the space rented and are dreading the day that you have to pack everything and move it in. Packing up your boxes and moving them in your storage unit won’t be a miserable process if you’re well organized.

If you need quick tips on organizing and packing your storage like a pro, keep reading and find a few solutions that will work for you.

Use packing material like bubble wrap to store your items and keep them safe.
Use packing material like bubble wrap to store your items and keep them safe.
1.Stack up your boxes and maximize space

The best professional advice is to always box as many things together as possible. Don’t waste space by storing things individually. Items such as clothes and even kitchenware can be placed in boxes together. When you have multiple boxes, you’re able to pack your storage unit in a more organized way. Stack your boxes in different patterns to ensure that you have enough room to store your items and you can move in and out of the storage unit with ease.

2. Use Packing material

If you’ve rented out a storage space in your community then you’ve already saved money. Don’t take the cheap route and use blankets or newspapers to cover your valuables. Invest in bubble wrap and plastic sheets to protect items that may be fragile or sensitive to environmental damage.

A quick pro tip: Newspaper ink can eventually rub off on your items and permanently stain them.

3. Label everything in your storage unit

When packing your storage unit, labeling is essential. If you’re using the same type of boxes, it’s easy to get things confused with one another. You want to be able to move in and out of your storage unit space with ease. Don’t make the mistake of leaving all of your boxes blank and not being able to find something as simple as a notebook. You can also make a detailed list of all of your items in the storage unit so you don’t spend too much time going through boxes.

4. Take advantage of empty space with other items

Pack your storage unit like a pro and use up any empty space with items like dressers and wardrobes, even fridges. Once you have the heavier items packed in their space in the storage unit, you can store other smaller items inside. This will leave room for more boxes or you can create a pathway with the additional space.

smarter not harder when you’re packing up your storage space. Moving items don’t have to be stressful and you don’t have to be a professional to pack your storage unit like a pro.

Having space is important and making sure you can locate all of your items is essential to the packing process.

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  2. Elisabeth Southgate

    Thank you for your tips on packing your storage unit. I found it helpful when you mentioned to stack things so you have more space. My parents will be moving their stuff into storage soon and will be interested to know how to maximize their storage unit space.

  3. Jane Burt

    Thank you for explaining how to pack a storage unit. My brother is wanting to get a storage unit but he wants to make sure he packs it properly. I will help pass this information on to him.

  4. Dennis Sanchez

    I appreciate the tip on labeling everything when organizing a storage unit. My brother and I need to store some furniture while we get ready to move. We’ll be sure to label everything so that we don’t forget what is in each box.

  5. Jenna Hunter

    my aunt is planning on getting a storage unit that she can store all of her older antiques and precious things in so that they won’t be damaged while she has really young kids in the home for a couple of years. It could be really nice for her to get a unit from a professional that she would trust to keep her items safe. I’ll be sure to tell her that she should use proper bubble wrap and wrappings to protect her items because newspapers can stain items permanently.

  6. Austin Saunders

    I like what you said about making a detailed list of the items in your storage unit so that you don’t have to spend time looking through boxes. My sister has been telling me about some items out of her basement that she wants to put in storage for a few weeks. I’ll share this information with her so that she can properly document where she stores things.

  7. Greta James

    Thank you for your advice that your valuables are important and you should take care of them by investing in some bubble wrap to keep them safe. Yesterday, I was talking to my sister, and she mentioned that she is thinking of moving all the way across town, but she is going to live with some friends for a bit after she sells her home. I hope that she looks into somewhere to store her stuff. I would think that it would be nice to store it in something that she could bring with her so that she didn’t have to pack and unpack so many times. I wonder if she should look into storage trailers.

  8. Kate Hansen

    I like how you suggested using bubble wrap for fragile items. My husband and I are wanting to clean out our garage so that he can have more room to fit his car in it, and we want to use a storage unit to hold of our items that can’t stay in the garage. We’ll make sure to keep these tips in mind as we get ready to pack up our things for a storage unit.

  9. Toby Ryan

    Thanks for mentioning that you should label the items you place in your storage unit will help you easily access the things that you are looking for. My wife and I would like to find a place to store our holiday decorations since we are planning on turning our garage into a guest bedroom. Maybe we should consider labeling them and putting them in a storage unit for easy access.

  10. Derek Swain

    I appreciate that you mentioned how you can maximize your storage unit’s space by stacking your boxes on top of each other. Now that my brother has moved to a home that doesn’t have a garage, he needs to store his camping equipment in a place that he can access during the summer. Maybe he should consider packing them in a box inside of a storage unit.