Tips To Store What You Own Like A Pro - A-AAAKey Mini Storage

Tips To Store What You Own Like A Pro

Having messy clutter or lack of storage space in your home is a burden that no one wants to deal with. When you have everything stored away in its dedicated space those thoughts in the back of your mind can finally be put at ease. 

The key to a clean home is learning how to store things like a pro. Whether you live in a studio apartment or just have a small room you want to make the most of, we have a few tips that can help you when it comes to storage. 

10 most commonly stored items

Self-storage is great for a number of reasons. If you’re looking to renovate your home, self-storage is for you. If you are a frequent traveler without a permanent residence, self-storage is for you. Need a place to store extra items for your business, self-storage is for you. Some of the most common items placed in self-storage include the following:

  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Files, documents, archives
  • Collectors’ items 
  • Seasonal items
  • Photographs, newspapers, magazines
  • Books
  • Media
  • Antiques and art

You can store your stuff like a pro

Get organized

Let’s start with the obvious: you need to get organized. We know, you’ve heard it all before. But hear us out first. When you have an organized unit, it is easier to find everything when you need it.

Start with one corner first, then go to the next, packing your unit with the items you will least likely need in the back giving you easy access to what you will need regularly at the front. Now everything is organized and labeled and you can find it when you need it.

Balance box loads

Depending on the unit you choose, will depend on how many boxes you will be able to store. We offer various sizes and our website offers ideas on what can go inside each unit. It might seem easy to just throw everything you have inside a few big boxes, but think about how you will be able to lift them, move them, and the potential damage that might happen if you put too much in one box. It’s more effective to balance the load to manageable levels so you can easily lift, move, and get to what you need. Place heavier boxes on the bottom with lighter weight boxes on top. 

Furniture that doubles as storage

Some pieces of furniture can serve as additional storage for your stuff. For example, consider using desk drawers to store additional items. File cabinets, dressers, armoires, tool chests, and cabinets all make great spaces where you can fit additional items and potentially avoid using additional boxes.

Know the don’ts too

It’s good to know what you can store, but it’s just as important to know what you can’t. Not everything can be tossed into a box or into furniture. Self-storage units have some common items that should not be placed in self-storage. It’s important that when you reserve your unit, you understand if there are any additional “don’ts” on the list. The most common items include:

  • Perishable food
  • Live animals
  • Plants
  • Stolen items
  • Hazardous materials
  • Scented or wet items
  • Weapons

A-AAAKey Mini Storage/Key Storage locations can be found across the U.S. Our team of experts can help you find just the right unit for your needs. We provide secure, climate-controlled units so everything you store looks the same going in as coming out. Reserve a unit today and store what matters most!