Hello, my name is Pete Stone. Over the years, I have met a lot of interesting people and we have exchanged gifts. Many of these gifts are very unique and irreplaceable, with some being custom-made or created by the gift giver himself or herself. The problem is that I live in an apartment that is not very large. My only solution to this problem is to purchase storage space. There is an art to using a self-storage unit that I have discovered. With the right storage techniques, your belongings will last. Because I have learned so much, I have decided to create this blog to share my knowledge with anyone who needs it.
If you are planning on renting a self-storage unit, you may want it to be an extension of your home. With the right storage ideas, you can go beyond cardboard boxes and create a fully functional storage space that feels like a part of your home. Here are a few ideas you can use to organize your items and make them easy to access in your storage space.
Wardrobe closets can be used in much the same way you might use the closets in your home. They come in a variety of sizes and setups, so you can choose the right one to meet virtually any household storage need. Invest in multiple wardrobes, and assign one to each room of your home. You can then sort your items into each wardrobe for easy organization. For example, you can use one for extra bath linens, shower curtains, and other bathroom accessories. Assign one for each child's room to store toys or out-of-season clothing. Be sure to place any clothing or fabrics in air-tight containers or garment bags to provide additional protection from dust and dirt.
If you are planning on renovating your kitchen, don't throw away your old cabinets. You can use them for convenient storage and organization. You may need to add plywood to the back of each cabinet for this idea. Arrange the cabinets in your storage space first, and then add plywood and any other hardware you might need. Once all of the cabinets are in place, you can use them to store vacuum-sealed bags of clothing or small plastic containers holding household items. The counters can be used for odd-sized items that don't fit in a cabinet or container. If you love this idea but don't have old cabinets to use, consider shopping at local garage sales to find an inexpensive set you can add to your storage unit.
Milk crates are great for organizing and sorting because they can be stacked on top of each other to make custom storage centers. To put milk crates to work in your storage unit, you'll want to stack them so the open side of each crate faces out. You can then use each crate to organize shoe boxes, small plastic containers, books, or other household items. Be sure to stack heavier items on the bottom, and use clips or plastic ties to secure the crates to one another for added stability.
For any of these ideas, consider getting the whole family involved in the project. Ask your children to paint the storage containers to have a little bit of fun, and consider other options for adorning them, such as self-adhesive decorations or crafting glitter. Your self-storage space can be both fun and practical, giving you a unique way to store your items.Share
8 June 2017