Storage Organization Tools
After you rent a storage unit, make sure you’re armed with the right tools to store your belongings in a way that's organized, and accessible...
That can be a major task, especially if you have already been using the storage unit as a dumping ground for all the things you just don’t want in your home. Have you ever been digging for half of the day in the boxes in a hopeless try to find those winter clothes? Then you understand how helpful it can be to organize your storage place. Hopefully, there’s a full variety of storage equipment that you can and should use to organize your storage space.
Storage equipment usually can be found at stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Costco. Here is a list of the most useful storage tools to consider when organizing your space:
1. Modular Storage Units
One or more walls in such units are covered with modular cabinets and cupboards. It helps to keep stored stuff out of sight. Cupboards usually have additional locks so these storage units are good for keeping valuable things like expensive tools. Also, modular storage units generally have a better look because of more order. You can add even more order and convenience to that place by labeling the cupboards’ doors so you can locate all items more quickly.
2. Freestanding Shelves
Freestanding shelves often are placed against a wall. They can be made of plastic, wood or steel. The material makes no difference in use but makes some in price and overall look. So, you can cover some storage space with the shelves to create aisles that provide very easy access to the stuff. Stack the shelves from back to front in order of need. One important thing: you should buy sturdy shelves to unwanted prevent accidents.
This is a very cheap way to get organized. Just place some pegboards with hooks on at least one wall. These will be great to hang some tools and other small items that you often use. You can go even further by making an outline of each tool on a pegboard so items always would be returned to the same place.
4. Wall-Mounted Tool Racks
Tool racks are very useful for hanging big tools, such as garden rakes, hoes, spades, and shovels. You even can hang a bicycle for winter in such away. The racks can replace shelves and boxes to some extent. Just make sure they’re securely anchored to the wall.
5. Some more tips for effective storage.
If you use boxes – pick one box size for all your items. It will help to use the place rationally. And don’t forget to use stickers to label boxes – they save you a lot of time when you will be looking for anything. You can go one more mile by creating a content list. Just write down all of the contents of each box along with the box number on paper. Seems simple but becomes really handy when you need to find something specific.