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A self storage unit can be a great way to help you get organized. Whether you need a little more room in your current home or you are using them as a place to keep things while you relocate, you want to get the most out of your self storage unit.

Here are some tips to help you achieve that goal:

Plan Your Storage Unit

Sometimes you might be in a hurry as you load your things into storage. It can be tempting to just put things into the unit in whatever order they come off the truck and forget about them. If you do that, you might be wasting space and time.

Think of a storage unit as an additional garage (or a primary garage, if you don’t already have one) or basement storage area. There may be times where you need to find things. If you didn’t set up a system then odds are you age going to have to go searching through boxes until you find what you need. Take the time to set up a system and you can go straight to the items that you need when you need them. It might take a few extra minutes in the beginning, but it will be worth it in the long run.

Stack and Organize

You are paying for every square foot of your storage unit. This means that you don’t want to pay for more space than you need. Haphazardly dumping items into the unit will just use up space that could be better utilized or even not paid for at all because it isn’t needed. Take the time to organize your storage unit and you will find that you don’t need nearly as large of one as you might have thought.

Get the Storage Options You Need

If you are storing your gardening tools, you probably don’t need a climate controlled self storage unit. If you are storing electronics, it might make sense to get an inside unit instead of an outdoor one. There are a lot of options for you to choose from when you are looking for a self storage unit, but make sure to only pay for the ones that you need. There is no reason to pay an extra fee for a heated self storage unit if you don’t need to climate control the items that you are storing in it.

Check On Insurance

Just like you wouldn’t rent an apartment or own a home without insurance, you are going to want to have insurance on your storage unit. Make sure to communicate with your storage unit owner to see if you are covered or if you will need to get a tenant policy of your own. Remember, if you are storing valuables, you will likely need to insure them specifically (this can vary from policy to policy, so check to make sure that you are fully covered.)

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