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When it comes to storage, many people think that one size fits all. But that’s not necessarily the case – especially when it comes to self-storage. Here at Storage Vault, we understand that every customer has different storage needs. That’s why we offer different sizes of self-storage units in Kilmarnock, each designed to meet specific requirements.
So, you are going to have to choose the right unit for your needs. But what happens after you’ve found the perfect unit? How can you make sure you’re getting the most out of it? Here are our top tips:
1. Choose the right size unit
This is perhaps the most important factor to consider when choosing a self-storage unit. If you choose a unit that’s too small, you’ll end up cramming things in and making it difficult to find what you need. On the other hand, choose a unit that is too large, and you’ll simply be wasting precious space and money.
Our advice is to take an inventory of the items you need to store, and then use our online storage calculator to find the perfect unit size.
2. Utilise all available space
Once you’ve chosen the right-sized unit, it’s important to make sure you’re utilizing all the available space. One of the best ways to do this is to invest in some good-quality storage boxes. Our boxes are designed to stack on top of each other, so you can make the most of the height in your unit.
You can also use plastic storage containers to store items such as clothes and bedding. These can be stored under beds or on shelves, freeing up more space in your unit.
3. Label everything
This might seem like a small detail, but it can make a big difference when it comes to finding things in your unit. Make sure you label all of your boxes and containers, so you know exactly what’s inside them. That way, you won’t have to second guess when you’re looking for something specific or when it’s time to move your belongings.
4. Use a storage map
Another great way to stay organised is to create a storage map. This is simply a diagram of your unit, showing where everything is stored. This can be as simple or as detailed as you like – it’s up to you. But having a storage map will make it much easier to find things when you need them.
5. Keep an inventory
In addition to a storage map, we also recommend keeping an inventory of the items in your unit. This can be a useful reference when you’re looking for something specific, or if you need to retrieve an item for someone else. It’s also a good way to keep track of your belongings, so you know what’s in your unit at all times.
6. Store your items wisely
When storing items in your unit, try to group them together by category. For example, keep all of your gardening equipment in one place, and all of your Christmas decorations in another. This will make it much easier to find things when you need them, and keep you organized at all times.
7. Store heavy items at the bottom
When stacking boxes or containers in your unit, always put the heaviest ones at the bottom. This will stop them from toppling over and damaging any lighter or more fragile items.
8. Keep the unit clean and tidy
Last but not least, it’s important to keep your unit clean and tidy. This will not only make it easier to find things, but it will also help to protect your belongings from dust and dirt that can inflict damage upon your belongings.
On the whole
We hope these tips have been helpful. If you need any more advice on choosing or using your storage in Kilmarnock, our team at Storage Vault would be happy to assist you. Drop us a line or call us today to find out more.