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How to Organize a Self Storage Unit for Frequent Access


If you had to move a lot or just don’t have enough space in your apartment then self-storage unit is an excellent solution for you, too. You can organize a storage unit for frequent access and you don’t have to get rid of any your belongings.

Pack your storage unit so it has easy access

This is something that you should think about when planning your storage. You need to prioritize your items, so the ones that you need more often are easily accessible. Because you want to use your storage unit for frequent access don’t forget to leave enough free space so you can move around it.

People usually want to save some money so they use plastic bags and similar packing items. Don’t make the same mistake. You would probably see for yourself anyway, but if you follow these tips you will save yourself a lot of trouble:

  1. Pack everything in durable boxes – this is important because your stuff will be stored for a longer time. If you are using sturdy boxes the moist won’t easily destroy your stuff. This way it is much easier to open and close multiple times these boxes. If you pack your belongings in bags, you won’t know what is where
  2. Label everything – make sure that you don’t forget to label everything so you can find anything whenever you want. Also, you can make a list of items in the box and tape it on the box.
  3. Leave an aisle for easy access – most people forget to do this, they just stack everything and that is it. Next time you see the problem, but then you have to rearrange everything. So if you want to avoid unnecessary chore, leave at least a small passage between boxes and packages so you can just take the stuff you need the next time.
  4. Install shelves – if your storage unit allows you to do this. There are types of freestanding shelves if you can’t drill the walls in the storage.

Choose the right storage if you are living in a big city for easier organization

When you live in a big city, you usually have a problem with lack of space. Because the apartments are often small and pricey, like NYC. If that’s the case you need to explore the type of storages that are the best option for you. You have no worries about finding safe and clean storage facilities in Brooklyn. Actually, there are a lot of storage units, but be sure to check every single one. It is important to find an affordable but clean storage unit for your belongings. Brooklyn has a self-storage unit rented for different price range as well as different sizes.

Woman closing the vacuum bag.
Vacuum bags are excellent for all your clothes

Make sure that you plan and organize what items will you store in this facility. This is one of the first steps because you need to know how big space you’ll need.

After this, you’ll need to choose the right storage unit for your needs. Be careful because you need to avoid self-storage problems in Brooklyn. Problems such as pest infestation, humidity, and similar ones.

Make an inventory list

The best organization tip is always to make a list of everything. After you have decided what items you will store in your storage unit make an inventory. This may sound like a redundant task, but it is not! If your storage is for a frequent access than it is great to know everything that you have inside it.

Leave a copy in your storage unit and take one with you. This is a great way to save yourself a trip to the unit if you just want to check if something is there.

Stack everything for an easier and frequent access

If your storage unit allows you to install shelves, do it without thinking. This is the best way to make everything clear and accessible. When you are organizing your storage unit make sure that you have packed everything in the right order. For example, put all the boxes that you will use the most in front and center. When you make an inventory list, decide what you won’t use so often and pack it behind. Also if you use the boxes that are the approximately same size it will be easier to sort everything for frequent access.

A freestanding Shelving unit
It will be easier if you use a shelving unit for the boxes in the storage.


When you have shelves inside the storage unit, you won’t be forced to take everything outside and unpack when you want to take just one box from the bottom. Get the shelving unit if you can’t drill any holes to the wall inside. They are freestanding and you can use them again for something else. Also, you can move them if you see another better solution in time.

When it comes to clothes it is the best to use a vacuum plastic bags for safe keeping. Wash everything before you pack your clothes inside the bag. This will make it easier for frequent use and it will be already clean. You can also put a freshener to keep it nice and fresh when you take it out.

Protect your storage unit

In the end, when you have planned and organized your storage unit, make sure that you took precautions.

Because many storages have a problem with moisture, humidity and maybe even pest you have to make sure that you are protecting your belongings but also your storage unit from potential theft. Put moisture absorbers among your boxes inside the storage unit. This will help you to keep all the boxes from humidity and damage.

Wet and fogged glass
Use the moisture absorber to keep low humidity.

You don’t want to leave food or beverages inside it. This will go bad and also it attracts the rats and bugs. You don’t want any rodents to crawl among your stuff. We all know what they leave behind, right? Just in case, you can set some rat and mice traps in the unit.

If you see that your storage is not enough for you anymore then upgrade it. It will pay off to get some more space so you can use it frequently without any trouble. Storage unit for frequent access has to be big enough so it is transparent and easy to use.

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