Storage Unit Pest Prevention

We have a query for you. Are you familiar with the contents of your storage unit and more importantly, do you know where to locate everything? Storage units for businesses can be highly beneficial if you’re a business that’s running out of space, but only if it is well-organized. A well-organized storage unit ensures that you are aware of its contents, know the location of each item, and can easily access them. Additionally, an effective organization can even help you save money. In self-storage, you are charged based on the floor space used, so by organizing everything efficiently, you can maximize the utilization of a smaller area and delay the need to upgrade your unit. But how exactly should you go about organizing your storage unit?


To effectively maintain organization in your storage unit, it is crucial to assess the true necessity of the items being stored. It is common to store belongings and inadvertently forget about them, especially if there was uncertainty about discarding them initially. For instance, it is advisable to consider selling or donating clothes that no longer fit, rather than storing them. The same principle applies to books, notes, furniture, and accessories. While packing your belongings for storage, it is important to ask yourself if each item truly needs to be retained. Remember, removing unnecessary items from your storage unit creates additional space.

Utilize Boxes of Identical Dimensions

Boxes are available in various shapes and sizes, and it can be quite common to have a collection of mismatched boxes. This often results in unsteady stacks or boxes scattered all over the floor due to their inability to stack properly. To avoid this, it is advisable to opt for a single brand of box (preferably of the same size) and consistently use it. The most preferable kind of boxes are those that have interlocking features, as they offer enhanced security and are generally more durable.

Label Everything

Clients often express their frustration with not being able to locate items within their storage units, resulting in the need to disassemble everything just to find something. This can be stressful, time-consuming, and inefficient. To address this issue, we highly recommend labeling all your belongings once they are packed in boxes. It is advisable to create a comprehensive list of the contents of each box and affix labels on the top and at least two sides of each box. This way, you can easily identify the contents from any angle. If you are moving, simply labeling each box with the corresponding room can greatly facilitate the unpacking process at your new location.

Organise By Size

Randomly throwing things into your storage unit can lead to total chaos. This approach often makes it incredibly difficult to locate items, especially when they have been stored for a while, not to mention the challenge of accessing and unpacking them. Instead, consider organizing your unit based on the size and frequency of use of the items. Place the ones you won’t need to access frequently towards the back, prioritizing larger items at the bottom. This way, you’ll have the front of the unit available for smaller items and those you’ll need to access more often. Also, when stacking boxes, ensure that the largest box is at the bottom, gradually decreasing in size as you stack them upwards.

Invest In Shelving

If you’re looking to maximize your available vertical space and create additional storage, investing in Shelving units can be a practical solution. Not only do shelving units provide extra storage capacity within your space, but they also offer a secure and organized place to store smaller items and boxes, minimizing the risk of damage or accidental falls. Whether you opt to install shelving on a single side of your unit or incorporate it throughout, it will undoubtedly assist you in effectively optimizing your space.