When you put random things into storage without having a plan or being organized it could cost you valuable time down the road. Always think about which items you will want to access frequently, occasionally, and which ones you won’t need for a long time.
It can be very helpful to draw a simple layout on paper of where each item should be placed and if the items need to be packed in boxes, bins, wrapped, or placed in a large tote. Also, remember, some items may not fit in boxes, but you will want to keep them dust free. So wrapping a quality storage plastic wrap around some items might be necessary.
Some additional helpful tips for your plan: A good place for large appliances or furniture is in the back of the unit, and if you plan to store furniture and mattresses, it’s best to use furniture and mattress covers to protect them from dust and surface damage. You will also need to make sure that the covers are breathable or poke tiny holes in the covers to allow the fabric to breathe. Most importantly, make sure you read the manufacturer’s recommendations when storing valuable items.
A layout and game plan will help ensure you have the best storage experience and save you time and effort down the road!