When using short-term storage, it’s critical to maintain your unit neat and clutter-free. Putting some effort into how you pack and arrange your storage unit now will spare you the trouble of having to comb through a disorganized mess anytime you need to retrieve particular goods later. That is why we prepared these short term storage organizing tips to help you out.
Preparing the unit
Since using a storage facility can help with creating more storage space in your dorm it is becoming more popular among students. Before you start packing your goods into your storage facility, there are a few things you should do to keep them secure from mildew, vermin, and deterioration until you return.
Though you should only work with a short-term storage facility that keeps its units clean, it never hurts to go the additional mile to ensure your items are stored in a dry, clean environment. After sweeping the unit to eliminate any dust and filth, mop or scour the floor with an all-purpose cleaner. Look for cracks or leaks in the walls, corners, and ceilings. If you discover any, notify the storage facility.
Install freestanding storage shelf units to increase the amount of storage space in your apartment. Shelves allow you to make use of the entire height of your short-term storage unit while also making it easy to reach boxes and belongings.
Get some plastic boxes for your short term storage facility
Although cardboard boxes are cheaper and will do the job, transparent plastic storage bins will simplify your life in the long term. These boxes or bins can be useful both for storage and moving in New Jersey for example. They are great because they are so practical! It’s much simpler to see inside and instantly recognize what’s there. They also stack better than cardboard boxes because they endure longer and are more sturdy. Pests and dirt have a harder time getting in because of the plastic lids.
Dont stack boxes if possible
You’ll probably stack boxes on top of one another to maximize vertical space. That’s OK, but it makes it more difficult to reach the boxes at the bottom of your storage unit. If you’re stacking, place boxes containing less-used things near the bottom, assuming they’re heavier and more durable.
Storing furniture in your short term storage unit
If you are home-sharing and you or your roommates have extra furniture, you should store it separately. Break down furniture as much as possible to generate extra storage space. Furniture is sometimes large and takes up a lot of space. Headboards, bed frames, and mattresses should all be dismantled. Table legs should be removed and the tabletops should be stored upright.
To keep filth, dust, and moisture out, cover all furniture with old sheets, blankets, or towels. Clean your apartment properly before storing furnishings. For chairs, desks, bookshelves, and tables use a premium wood cleaner and vacuum out fabric and leather seats and sofas.
Electronics such as computers, televisions, video game consoles, phones, and tablets can break or cease operating if are stored improperly. Begin by creating a backup file of the data on any computer, laptop, or phone you intend to store. You should remove all wires and cables from your electrical equipment and place them in separate waterproof bags. To keep dust and debris out of electrical equipment, cover it with sheets. That way your electronics will be safer in short term storage!