Renting can often be the best living situation for people who aren’t in the position to buy a home yet, but with renting comes many challenges. One of the most pronounced of those challenges is finding storage space. Most apartments come with a few indoor closets and an outdoor closet for storage, but for families, that is often far too little space.
One common solution to this problem is a self-storage unit, but even that space can run out very quickly. At Affordable Family Storage in Jefferson City, we want to help you get the most out of your storage unit. Here are some tips for finding more space in your self-storage unit that will help you avoid upgrading to a bigger unit
Most storage units are just a big room with concrete walls. However, it isn’t all that difficult to add some temporary and portable shelves to help organize your space and give you some extra room. In fact, one of the most common reasons why people struggle to utilize the space in their self-storage unit is because of disorganization.
Shelves help you organize and also give you added space on the floor of your storage unit. And even better, they aren’t very difficult to install and can be very cheap. You can even make them yourselves if you have the right tools and materials.
One common mistake for people with storage units is using cardboard boxes instead of plastic. While cardboard is cheaper and easier to find, it also doesn’t hold weight well and will crumble with age. This means that you won’t be able to stack and even if you can, the weight of the contents will eventually contort the boxes and make them impossible to balance.
Plastic should always be your go-to for storage organization. Not only do they make stacking easier, but they will also keep your possessions more secure and keep water and dust away from your belongings better than a cardboard box.
Storage can often be a catch-22 because nobody wants to pay more money for additional space, but they also want to be able to store every possession they have. The most tried and true storage method that will keep you from having to upgrade units is being picky about what goes in your storage unit. If something doesn’t make the cut, you either keep it in your home or sell it.
Making sure that you aren’t simply throwing everything that you are tired of seeing in a self-storage unit will keep your space organized and spacious. Understanding why you are wanting a storage unit and what you need to be stored is the best way to prevent needing more space.
Space issues will always be an annoyance for renters, but a self-storage unit can help keep that problem on edge. For more information on what self-storage options AFS Jefferson City offers, give us a call today at (573) 240-8668 or contact us online.