“Where is it all going to fit?” you wonder as you look the things you need to store. The answer is a storage unit in Beaverton. Your next question will likely be, “What size unit do I need?” With a Beaverton storage unit, you are in luck with that question. You can go online to their Space Estimator, plug in the information on what you have to store, hit the Calculate button, and get the answer to the question of what size storage unit you need.
Maximize your storage space
Now all that is left for you to do is pack everything up so that it fits in the storage unit you have chosen. Here are some handy tips for putting thing into your storage unit:
- While it is nice to find boxes rather than having to buy them, it is actually worth the investment to purchase boxes. The rationale here is that boxes of the same size store more easily. They stack better, and they maximize your space in ways that boxes of several different sizes cannot do.
When you are packing boxes, use smaller boxes for the heavy items such as books, canned foods from your pantry, and heavy appliances. Do not load them more than 50 pounds in each box.
- Label each box with a number and keep a list of what is in each box. This will help you locate things later.
- Sort your things (excluding furniture) before packing them. The first things to sort out for packing are the things you will not need for a long time. The next things to sort out are the things you will likely need fairly soon or even immediately. The rest of your things lie somewhere in between those two categories.
Once you have sorted for immediacy, sort for similarity, putting similar items together so they can be boxed together. If you are moving a household into a storage unit, you may also want to sort by which items belong in which rooms.
The whole purpose of doing all this sorting is so that you can put the boxes of things you do not want any time soon at the back of your unit and the boxes you will need soon at the front.
- Disassemble any furniture that can be disassembled and get pads to put around it to protect it. Stand sofas up on their end in the rear of your unit, accompanied by tables that have had the legs removed. It is best to put all furniture in the rear of your unit.
- Line each side wall with boxes. As you stack the boxes, use sheets of plywood in between layers to provide extra stability.
- By now you have an open center in your storage unit. Leaving an aisle large enough for you to walk in and perhaps get a hand truck into all around the unit, you can now begin filling the middle area.
Using these handy tips, you can maximize your storage unit in Beaverton.
Beaverton, OR 97007