Planning Your Storage Space
Plan ahead. Think vertical. Optimize space
To make the most out of your storage space, it’s best to arrange items inside it in such a way that most, if not all available space is occupied. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Use the Height
Use all the space available, including the height. Disassemble items such as bed frames and tables. Don’t forget to keep all parts (screws and smaller items) together in a plastic bag or by taping them to the item.
Fill Open Space
Place frequently used items near the front of the space. Fill containers to capacity. Partially full or bulging cartons may tip or collapse. Heavy items such as books or tools should be packed in small boxes. If a carton is too heavy, it will be hard to lift. Fragile items should be cushioned by packing and placed toward the top of the unit.
Organise items by keeping like items together or itemising by family member or final room destination.Label cartons and take home the inventory list of the labelled cartons for easy reference in case you need to locate items.
Organise for Accessibility
As a general rule place large, heavy items that you can stack upon at the rear of the space. Then work forwards and upwards with lighter, fragile items. Those items that you may need to access often, place in the front of the space. Depending on the goods you have stored, you may need to allow for walk ways.
Packing in professional storage cartons will make the storing and unpacking easier and safer, saving you time and worry. Professional packing and storage accessories will provide your goods with the preparation they need for storage and maintain their condition for the term of the storage.