There are a number of reasons that may bring on the need of moving some of your things into a portable storage container. Maybe you are scaling down and moving into a smaller home, maybe you need to tuck some things away for different seasons, or maybe you have just run out of space in your garage. Whatever the reason is, one thing is for certain; you want your storage container space organized and optimized to keep cost as low as possible and keep your efficiency high. Here are three ways to do just that.
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When considering the usable space in a storage container think of the unit in all three dimensions. If you have tables that you need to store, you can line the outside walls of the unit with them to optimize space. If you don’t have any tables, there are plastic shelving units that sell for less than twenty-dollars at most major box stores. Lining your entire wall space with this basic structure allows for multiple layers to store objects in an organized fashion, and not just cover the floor.
One of the most frustrating things about storing anything is the time and effort that it takes to find one small thing when you are unsure of exactly where it is. You go in looking for an object you know is in there and have to tear up all of your organized work to find it. Before you start packing your storage container go in with a plan. Have a basic diagram for where your categories of things will be and stick to the plan.
To heighten your organization and optimization labeling is simply a must. Break down your sorting into convenient categories that help narrow your search and help you to know where to place new things in the container. Some examples of convenient groupings could be: holidays, kids stuff, books, and winter clothes. The more customized your sorting and labeling the better your sanity when you go looking for something. Consider using a color-coded system in your labeling as well if you were feeling super organized!
The practicality of a portable storage container is fantastic when the space is properly organized and arranged. Here we have listed three ways that you can get started when entering into a new portable storage container, or even trying to reorganize an old one. It is important to remember that ease of use of your space will make you all the more happy when it comes time to pull things out or put things back. Happy packing!