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What Should Go in Your Storage Unit?

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You've got excess belongings in your home and nowhere to put them. Closets are full, your garage is a mess, and you've filled your attic or basement to the ceiling with boxes. Renting a storage unit is your cost-effective and beneficial solution, but you worry about having your things stowed off your property: what if you place something in storage you need right away?
Here is a guide to help you sort through your home and put things in storage that belong safely put away for months at a time. With the right planning, you will be able to effectively clear your home of excess items and fill your storage unit with things that can remain untouched until you really need them.
Seasonal Items
Belongings you only use or wear during certain times of year should be placed in storage when these things are not in use. These items include:
  • Clothing/shoes
  • Outdoor toys
  • Appliances
  • Decorations
Divide all your stored belongings into two categories: winter and summer. Clothing you wear in spring, for example, often gets worn into summer, so you don't need to make a spring pile. Whatever season you're in now, keep and use related items until the season arrives where your things are ready for storage. Place off-season gear, clothing, appliances, and other items in a mini storage unit.
Any seasonal items you never use, regardless of the time of year, should be either donated or placed in permanent storage.
Just in Case Items
These items are belongings that you hold onto in the event that you may need them, but you don't feel comfortable letting them go even if you haven't used them yet. These belongings include:
  • Baby clothes/toys
  • Extra appliances
  • Craft supplies
  • Additional blankets
  • Bookcases/shelves
Label containers to identify what's inside before placing them in storage. Store these items in the back of your storage unit, so they don't take up space near the front, where belongings you are likely to pull out sooner should go.
Kitchen Appliances
Kitchen appliances you do use but not on an everyday basis take up space in your kitchen and pantry. Consider putting the following in storage (toward the front where you have easy access as needed):
  • Popcorn maker
  • Bread machine
  • Jerky maker
If you have extras of pots, pans, colanders, and other cooking utensils, consider placing these items in storage as well. You will open up your kitchen space and keep your home more organized, as well as know exactly where to find these rarely-used items when you need them.
Choosing a Storage Unit
Pick a storage unit that has drive-up access. Not only will your storage unit be easier to access for unloading or removing items from your unit, but a drive-up unit will also make it easier to quickly stop by your storage space to grab a single item you need.
When filling your storage unit, put the items you hold onto just in case in the far back, seasonal items along the sides, and kitchen appliances near the front. Create a path for easy access to every labeled box and bag, so you don't have to rummage through your storage unit to grab what you need.
Every few months, go through your storage unit so you can rotate items or remove items you absolutely don't use. A storage unit is a great way to keep your home organized and keep track of the belongings you own.

Your storage unit representative will rent you a storage unit on a month-to-month basis or on a set contract. For a clean, easy-access storage unit, call Spring Hill Mini Warehouse today. We have storage units of varying sizes to meet your needs best.