If you've ever used self-storage, you probably know that it can be like a treasure hunt for your own possessions. It's also a bit like playing a life-sized game of Tetris, trying to fit all your stuff into a limited space. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With just a little research, thought, and planning using self-storage can actually be a great experience. Follow along with our tips and tricks to make it easier on yourself.
When SHOULD YOU Install Storage Racks in MY Self Storage Unit?
1. Right from the Start. Consider installing storage racks when you first rent your self-storage unit. Being proactive can save you a world of hassle down the road. Starting off organized sets the tone for a much better storage experience.
2. When Clutter Takes Over: If you wading through or climbing over cardboard boxes and struggling to find your belongings, it's time to invest in storage racks. Organizing your unit will save you time and frustration, especially when you are looking for specific items.
3. Seasonal Swaps: A lot of renters use self-storage for seasonal items like holiday decorations, sports equipment, or summer/winter clothing. As the seasons change, consider installing or rearranging storage racks to accommodate these changing needs.
4. Before You Store Fragile Items: Delicate items like glassware, antiques, or electronics benefit from proper storage. Install racks and shelves to ensure these items are safe and secure during their time in self-storage.
Are There Organizational Items That YOU CAN’T USE IN YOUR Self Storage Unit?
Absolutely. While self-storage units offer flexibility, there are some restrictions. At most reputable facilities, anything that requires an outlet to work is typically off-limits. Generally, the only types of electricity that are allowed in a self-storage unit are battery operated lamps or lights, or battery powered generators if you need to plug something in. For more information on what items you can and can’t store, check out our blog post here.
Can YOU Hang Hooks from the Ceiling OR the Walls IN YOUR SELF STORAGE UNIT?
At Sixty5 Self Storage, as in many other storage facilities, it's possible to hang lightweight items from the walls, provided you don't damage the walls or violate any facility rules. However, hanging items from the ceiling is often off-limits in climate-controlled storage, especially when the “ceilings” are metal mesh. Always consult with the facility manager and check their specific policies regarding these types of installations.
Installing storage racks in your self-storage unit can be a game-changer in maximizing space and organization. The right timing, such as when you initially rent your unit, can make a world of difference. As long as you stick to the facility's rules and regulations, you'll be well on your way to a clutter-free, organized storage space that's easy to manage and access. Call or come by Sixty5 Self Storage any time to ask questions or get ideas and advice. We’ve seen it all and would love to help you design a space that will give you the best possible experience with our facility and your storage experience.