How To Create a Map of Your Self Storage Unit

Illustrated versions of furniture you might find in a storage unit

When you rent a storage unit that you plan on using for a long time, it can be difficult to remember where everything is, especially if you are rushing to move your things in.

To make the most of your space, it’s a good idea to have a storage unit organization system to optimize your space, and freely move about to find things. The best way to do that is to create a map of your storage unit.

Start With a Sketch

The best way to visualize where everything will fit into your self storage unit is to sketch out the way it looks from the entrance to the back. You want to be sure you make the dimensions equivalent to the size of your storage unit since they come in many different sizes. You may even be able to digitally render your storage space.

A List of Items

To know how much you will have to jigsaw into the storage unit, you should make a list of everything you anticipate putting into the unit. You may even discover that you need bigger self storage than you originally thought. It’s good to know that before you get all your stuff to the unit and have to leave without being able to unload anything. You may even be able to use the company’s space calculator to figure out the best way to fill your storage unit.

Make Color-Coded Zones

If you want to be able to find something easily, it is important to know where everything is. The best way to do that is to divide your storage unit into color-coded zones of similar items stacked together. If you have a mini fridge you don’t plan on using, store spare dishes or silverware on top of that. Keep coffee tables or living room lamps with a couch you don’t have room for. In categorizing your items both in the unit and on your map, you can find everything with ease.

Mark Off Clear Pathways

You need to be able to easily move about within your storage unit. You need plenty of space for anyone to navigate between your items. More than one person may be in this unit at a time or need to help move bigger items, so it’s important to make clear pathways to navigate to your stuff. You should also make sure there is enough room to move your biggest item out with ease.

Note Any Additional Storage Places

If you plan on installing shelves into your unit or to stack boxes on top of cabinets or any other item, you need to be able to note that on your map. Knowing exactly where everything is will be the most important part of this map. If you don’t mark where things are, or how you packed them, it will be difficult to find what you are looking for.

Make Sure You Can Access What You Need

You may have items that won’t stay stored for the entirety of your storage rental. Things like seasonal items or decorations should be stored towards the front of your unit so you can find them quickly when the time comes. No one wants to spend their holiday break rooting around their storage unit trying to find decorations. 

Store Your Extra Items With Go Store It

Not being able to find what you need within your storage unit will make having one not worth it. These storage unit organization tips above can help you make a clear-cut map to navigate between your piles and find what you want without any hassle.

If you have extra items that are creating clutter in your home, self storage is a great option to help take your space back. If you’re ready to make the most of your space, reserve a self storage unit today with Go Store It.

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