How-To Maximise Your Self-Storage Space

How-To Maximise Your Self-Storage Space

Ever heard of Storage Tetris?

Yes, it is a thing and in our years of experience it is the only way you can maximise space in your storage unit, or module to prevent household or commercial items from potential breakage.

Self-Storage can sometimes feel like an experts game of Jenga, especially when you have a mix of household items of all different shapes and sizes that you want to fit perfectly flush so you can fit as much as you can, saving space and getting value for money.

Step 1: Organise For Easy Access

Just as you get all your storage goods together, make a side note of the ones you’ll need to access often and place them in a separate pile for loading later on. This way when you go to access your self storage module you won’t have to double handle your items by unloading and reloading your stuff back in every time you need to access it. We always recommend leaving a little walkway leading to the centre of your module – this way you can get a decent look into everything you’ve stored without dismantling it.

With help from Storage Plus Self Storage Experts, we can help you better organise your belongings so you get the most out of any of our storage units and module sizes; It’s one of the reasons people love to store their residential and commercial belongings with Storage Plus in Sydney and Melbourne.

Step 2: Distribute Weight Evenly

The weight of your items in storage needs to be evenly distributed, we recommend you place the heavier objects on each side of your self-storage module so it secured during transport or forklift movement.

When working with MAXI BOX our friendly team can even help you pack your belongings into your storage box to make it easier for you and help guide you in the process, maximising ease of access later.

Generally, we suggest you start with your heavy furniture items like your sofa, mattress or flat packs on each end stacked vertically, but first making sure you have laid down some cushiony blankets on the floor surface which prevents movements and scratching.

Step 3: Distribute Weight Evenly

The weight of your items in storage needs to be evenly distributed, we recommend you place the heavier objects on each side of your self-storage module so it secured during transport or forklift movement.

When working with MAXI BOX our friendly team can even help you pack your belongings into your storage box to make it easier for you and help guide you in the process, maximising ease of access later.

Generally, we suggest you start with your heavy furniture items like your sofa, mattress or flat packs on each end stacked vertically, but first making sure you have laid down some cushiony blankets on the floor surface which prevents movements and scratching.

Step 3: Floorspace Maximisation

When you start packing your self-storage unit, the moment you fill the space too soon can leave you feeling quite overwhelmed, we’ve seen our customers climb over furniture to add what’s left – essentially a dumping ground is the situation you’re left with.

To save valuable floor space get together the long and bulky furniture to fit upwards, so have them standing on its side. Now start to put the puzzle together, determine which household items sit well with one another and work from the end of the module to the front.

Remember, if you get stuck or need an extra set of hands our team at Storage Plus are here to help simply ask us for some expert storage assistance and we will be right there with you every step of the way.

Step 4: Everything Else

Once all your larger items are evenly placed together, go ahead with the smaller objects like boxes or containers. These are more straightforward to load, the only advice to give is make sure that your heavier boxes are placed on the bottom and of course lighter ones on top. This helps to prevent any of your items from toppling over one another.

We also recommend adding in any extra padding or blankets where possible, in between crevices or on top of one another. Check out our Box Shop for all the essentials and feel free to ask us for guidance on the most appropriate items to help you get your self-storage done quickly, easily and with confidence everything is safe and sound.

Step 5: Protecting Your Items

Fortunately for you and your goods the storage modules at Storage Plus are engineered with breathable plywood to prevent humidity and moisture; the ideal environment for mould build up.

Mould is a question of concern for most customers wanting storage and we are no strangers to the question. There are hacks to prevent this from happening, and a cost-effective suggestion we make is to clean your household items with baking soda or have it stored within your belongings to draw out any moisture.

We have experienced with some of our customers using plastic to cover their belongings – while you might think you’re protecting it by adding an extra layer – water vapours can get trapped within the plastic setting off the growth of mould and damaging your belongings, we highly suggest you steer clear of plastic coverings.

Need a quick quote? Our team of storage experts are here to help make your self-storage routine simple and provide you with the best price in Sydney and Melbourne. Request your free quote today and make the smart choice and store with Storage Plus.