Storage units are extremely useful when moving from one location to the other or for storing objects that you otherwise do no need. They also provide you with a great way to hold on to your belongings without taking valuable space within your home. There are a wide range of storage spaces available for many different purposes. Some are used to hold stock and valuables whilst others are used for movers and storage in Singapore. The size of the unit you have will depend entirely on its purpose as well as the amount you have to keep in it. However, there are a number of ways you can get the most out of your unit, even if it’s not the largest. Here are some of the tips you can use to get the most out of your storage rental space.
Look at your vertical space
One of the most important things to remember, is that your storage unit is both vertical and horizontal. Most people simply look at the floor space they have and forget the space that is available above the floor. Most storage units will allow you to make use of portable shelves which will allow you to stack things against the walls without risk of them collapsing. This will also allow you to stack multiple boxes on top of each other to get the very best out of your space. On top of this, if you have a longer piece of furniture you can also stack this onto the end. This will save you a great deal of floor space and ensure you get the very best out of the space you have available
Break down any items where possible
If you plan on storing furniture or any other items that can be broken down, make sure you break them down as much as possible. For example, with tables take of the legs and with bed frames, you can often disassemble them entirely. This will save you a significant amount of space in your storage unit. Huge tables will now only be a few inches thick, allowing you to lean them against a wall and take up no space at all. These items will only take a fraction of the room they did before, which will be ideal for storage. To avoid losing any of the legs, it is advised that you bundle them together so they can all be kept in a single spot. As a result, you won’t find any missing when it comes to reassembling your furniture. Any hardware that is used for the job such as the screws or washers should be placed in a plastic bag and taped to your furniture, so you’re sure as to what is in each bag, you can label or mark them for later.
Make sure you use up ALL of the space available
Now, this may sound obvious. But most people leave a significant amount of space free in their units. More often than not, you can store items inside the items you are storing. For example, if you are storing a chest of drawers you can keep smaller items in the drawers themselves. If you’re storing an oven, you may consider storing your pots and pans in the oven itself. You can also store things in your fridge and any cupboards. Make sure you use these places as accumulatively, you will save a great deal of space with smaller items that would otherwise be left laying around.
Label everything in sight
With most things in life, you can usually go over the top. However, when it comes to using labels in your storage unit, make sure that you label every single box and item that cannot be distinguished by its appearance. Throughout the packing process, it’s very easy to tell yourself what items are in which box. For example ‘The clothes are in the same box and the blankets and towels’. However, after a few months it is very unlikely you will remember this information. By labelling each box and outlining the contents of the boxes, you make life much easier for your future self. No matter what you have to store you can rely on The Trio Movers to help!
Ask on-site staffs
It is important to remember that the on-site staffs are there to help you. If you have a lot of items for your storage and want to get them all into a single room, then ask the staffs for help. Having likely worked at the storage for a number of years, they will have the experience and knowledge as to how you can get the very best out of your storage space rental. They may even provide you with examples of how other people have most the most out of their space. At worst, they can say they don’t know how to help- in which case you haven’t lost anything.
Getting the most out of your storage is extremely important and when done correctly can save you a great deal of time, money and hassle. Make sure you incorporate these tips into your storage area as they will help you store more items and ensure you can find them with ease when you need them the most.