Tips For First-Time Storage Users

If you are reading this article it's probably because you have realised that you own too many things. Storage units are great for storing that unused clutter. Instead of taking those items to a landfill or giving them away, why not store them in a clean and safe environment instead? Before filling your storage unit with halloween decorations and unused garden furniture, here are a few things that you might want to think about.  


Label Your Items

Now you have got rid of all those boxes out of your home, maybe it’s time you put them into an organised storage unit instead? You can go through all your old belongings and organise them into specific boxes. This means that when it comes to christmas you will know which box will have all your tangled christmas lights in. The most effective way is to label your belongings. Go buy some sticky labels and categorise your boxes and belongings or even just write on the box what is inside.


Add Some Shelves

To truly maximise your floor space in your storage unit, you might consider opting for some shelves. This will help to keep you organised, you could have specific items for different levels on the shelves. You can always measure your free space to find out what shelving is best for you.


Make it Accessible

When planning out the accessibility of your storage unit, you need to think about where the items will be placed and how easy it is to get to. Place the items that you use on a regular basis near the entrance of your storage unit. Even if you haven’t opted for shelving in your storage unit you can still organise the space and maximise floor space. Place your boxes around the wall of your unit for ease of accessibility for the items and also for floor space.    


Dismantle Large Items

This may sound like a lot of effort but even by taking the legs off that old dining room table can give you much more room. If you can take it apart and at some point in the future be able to assemble it again then start dismantling to save space.


Be Clear on What you Want to Store

We have video CCTV surveillance and smoke and fire detection alarm systems directly connected to Redcare, all monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You hold the only key to your unit. We do ask that you check out are FAQ section and make sure you know the rules when it comes to what you can and cannot store. 

Just call us within business hours Monday -Friday 8am-5pm (or by appointment),

FREEPHONE 01483 456865 or +44 483 456 865 from abroad.