How To Make The Most Out Of A Smaller Storage Unit

Have you decided to rent a self storage unit, but want to save money by getting a small one? If so, you may be looking for ways that you can efficiently use all of the space. Here are some tips for making the most out of that smaller storage unit.

Use Space Saving Bags

Anything that is soft and made of fabric most likely will take up more space than it needs to on its own. That is why it helps to use space saving bags. It works great for clothing, bedding, pillow, or anything that can benefit from being compacted into a smaller space.

Space saving bags work by sealing the item in the plastic bag and then using a vacuum to suck out all of the air. The items inside will compress due to the plastic bag squeezing what's inside, taking as little space as possible in your storage unit. The cost of the storage bags could easily be made up by renting a smaller storage unit that is cheaper each month.

Use Stacking Storage Bins

You may be tempted to use shelving in a small storage unit so you can easily access everything, but the shelving itself typically takes up a lot of space and leaves gaps between what is on each shelf.

It will be better to use plastic storage bins that stack on top of each other. It will maximize how much room you are using in the unit, and even allows you to stack items to the ceiling. It will take some work to get things out of storage that are located at the bottom, but you won't be wasting space.

Place Items Thoughtfully

You'll want to do some planning before you start loading your storage unit up with stuff. Consider marking off the size of your storage unit in your garage and staging the items at home to see if it all fits. You should also come up with a plan of where things will go in the storage unit. This includes putting things that you'll rarely use in the back, but keeping seasonal holiday items that you'll know will be used near the front. This will make using the storage unit less of a hassle, and help you stay happy with your decision to use a small storage unit.

For additional tips on how to make the most of your smaller storage unit, reach out to a facility that provides storage units.