Discover handy tips and tricks to make the most of your storage unit.

Label Boxes

When you move, the first thing you do after packing a box is label it. Well that goes for storage units too. Label the main components in each box, then you’ll know exactly what’s in them without having to open them up first.

Disassemble what you can

Do you have a large table or wardrobe going in your storage unit? This can take up a lot of precious room. Instead, try to disassemble what you can’ wrap the pieces together and keep all screws in a bag taped to the bundle or somewhere safe and labelled.

Use all the space

Unfortunately, not all large items can be disassembling for easier storage. Some items like TV units, chest of drawers and bins have to stay intact. That doesn’t mean they can’t be taken advantage of. Each of these items has plenty of empty space; drawers, shelves and compartments can be used to store fragile items to keep them extra safe.

Make an aisle

When packing your storage unit, you may get tired and be tempted to throw it all in there as quickly as possible. But don’t forget to make an aisle in the rush of things. You want to plan for one aisle going down the centre of your unit with the labels of your boxes facing the aisle. This way you’ll be able to see all your belongings without having to jump over boxes or move things about.

Treat Leather

Are you storing leather furniture? You may not think about preparing the couch for long-term storage. However, you should take the proper steps to clean and preserve anything leather. Leather conditioner will do the trick. It’ll help ensure that your leather furniture comes out of storage looking good as new.

Protect your valuables

When packing for storage, you may not think to take extra care to protect your belongings, thinking they’ll just be sitting in storage. However, you’ll be stacking boxes on top of each other and moving them around getting everything into place. This increases the chance that something will break. Pack your fragile items with bubble wrap to ensure they’re still intact when you want to use them.