Shelve or stack boxes

If this is a long-term storage solution, place sturdy shelves along one wall of the unit, If not, stack your boxes with these guidelines in mind: *Stack from back to front in order of need. The boxes that you will access most frequently should be the last ones packed...

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Identify the items you may need to access while in storage

Things you don't use regularly when you're packing may be needed later on. Carefully consider what you may need while your items are in storage, giving extra thought to seasonal items. Here are few things you may need to retrieve from your storage unit: *Winter or...

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Pick one box size for most, if not all of your items

Same -size boxes help with stacking and accessibly. Life Storage's small or medium boxes will be perfect for most of your belongings. Keep in mind large boxes are excellent for items that aren't very heavy, but may not hold up well at the bottom of large stacks. Large...

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Label each box you pack

Label each box on the top at least one side with a unique box number, the room it came from, and the contents of the box. Place a special mark on boxes you may need to access at some point during storage and remember to put them in your storage unit last. Be as...

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Consider upgrading to a larger unit

You could pack every inch like a Tetris master, but that makes retrieving items very difficult. A little extra space can give you room for shelving units and a path through the middle of your unit for easy access to most of your belongings. It's also a good idea to...

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Plan an organized layout for your storage unit

If you're going to access your unit frequently, you're going to need to put some thought into how you pack your storage unit. Ideally, you want to put the furniture against the wall opposite your boxes to leave a path in the middle of the unit. This way, you can...

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Create a master contests list

Write down all of the contests of each box along with the box number on papers. This seems like a cumbersome step, but a master list becomes really handy when you need to find a specific item, especially if some of your boxes will be completely out of view. If you...

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5 Things to add to your Fall to do list

1.-Perform a pantry audit.Remove all the cans and boxes from the shelves, and vacuum away any lingering dust or crumbs 2.- Test and clean your smoke detectors 3.- flip your mattress 4.- Shampoo your carpet 5.- Vacuum all upholsters...

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Improving your home organization

1.Make a command center 2.Focus on one room at a time 3.Do a little bit each day 4.Team up with a partner and delegate tasks 5.Label your designated spots 6.Determine what to declutter 7.Consult a...

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Tips to organized for Back to School Season

1. Mason Jar Pencil Holders 2. Homework Station Wall 3. Chore Chart 4. Spot for Backpacks 5. Locker Organizer 6. School Clothes Tag 7. School Supply Closet 8. School Lunch Prep 9. Homework Station Organizer 10.School Paper...

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