If you’re like many people, you’ve probably got more stuff than space in your home. You may have been tempted to put some of it in storage, but the thought of having to wade through a maze of boxes, bags, and containers doesn’t sound appealing. That’s where an organised life starts with storage units that can help! Here are some tips on how to get started:

It Starts With Storage Units

The first step to an organised life is to take stock of your belongings. This can be as simple as making a list or as intricate as hiring a professional organiser to help you go through each room and drawer in your home. No matter what method you use, the goal is to decide what items you want to keep and which ones you’re ready to part with. Size matters when choosing a storage unit because larger units hold more stuff! 

Start By Making An Inventory of What You Have

The first step in organising your life is making an inventory of all the things you want to store. This can be a daunting task, but the best way to get started is by breaking down the project into smaller tasks and taking them one at a time. For example, if you have a lot of stuff that needs to be sorted through, try doing it in batches—for example: start with clothing then move on to books and papers.

Once you know what needs to go into storage units or other areas where items will be kept (such as closets), write down each item on an inventory sheet so that there’s no confusion about what belongs where when it comes time for cleanup days later down the line!

Choose the Right Storage Facility for Your Needs

Once you’ve made an inventory of what you have and how much space each item takes up, choose a storage unit that’s large enough for all your belongings. If you’re storing larger items like furniture and appliances, a 10×10 storage unit could be more than enough space for them. But if all your things are smaller, a 5×5 or even 3×3 might be sufficient. If the size of your stored items doesn’t fit in any standard-sized units, shop around for a facility that can accommodate them or talk with one of their representatives about customising one to fit everything perfectly. Some facilities offer additional sizes; others will create custom-sized units on request only at an additional cost.

Size Matters, Choose The Right Size Unit For Your Items

  • Choose a unit that is large enough to store all your items.
  • Choose a unit that is small enough to make good use of the space, but doesn’t choose a unit so small that it will be inconvenient for you to access it.
  • Choose a unit close to your home or office if possible. If this isn’t possible, choose one as close as possible (within 15 minutes at most) and plan on visiting the storage facility every few weeks or months depending on how often you need access to your stored belongings.
  • If possible, choose an easy-to-access storage unit such as an indoor climate-controlled facility rather than an outdoor facility which may require driving around in inclement weather to find the right door code or elevator button combination.

How to Make the Most of Your Self-Storage Unit Space

  • Look under your bed. If you have storage space in your room, consider using it to store items. This is a great way to make the most of your self-storage unit space!
  • Buy boxes and label them by category. For example, if you’re going to store clothes in self-storage units, buy some boxes that are labeled “clothes” or something similar and label them clearly so that you can tell what’s inside at a glance.
  • Use these labels on all of the containers within each category as well (for example: “pants,” “shirts,” etc.). This will help you get organised even more quickly!

Take Advantage of Packing Containers From Your Self-Storage Facility

Take advantage of packing containers that are available from your self-storage facility. These containers are great for packing items such as fragile dishes, breakable glassware and other small knick-knacks that you don’t want to accidentally break during transit. Your storage unit manager will be able to provide you with the proper size container or boxes for whatever you need to pack up.

Packing similar items together in a single box or container makes moving them easier and more efficient, so consider putting all kitchen utensils in one container, clothing in another and so on. Large furniture items like dressers and bookcases should be packed together as well since they can easily scratch each other if not handled properly. If you have any large appliances like televisions or washing machines then those too should be packed in their own separate containers so they don’t get damaged during transport

Use Bubble Wrap, Paper Padding and Wrapping Tape to Protect Fragile Items

To protect fragile items, use bubble wrap, paper padding and wrapping tape. Bubble wrap is available at the Prestige Storage onsite shop. It’s a cheap way to protect fragile items from moisture and dust, as well as protect them from other types of damage.

Mark All Boxes Clearly 

  • Mark all boxes clearly to ensure you can find what you need in a hurry.
  • Use labels or markers to identify the contents of your boxes, so that when you’re searching for supplies, there’s no confusion about which box contains what.
  • Use masking tape to label your boxes—it doesn’t leave residue and can be easily removed from most surfaces.
  • Use permanent marker pens if you need something that will last longer than masking tape; they’re also better suited for identifying dangerous chemicals like cleaning products. 
  • Highlighters are another great option because they’re relatively inexpensive and don’t cause any damage if used correctly (which means following their instructions). Just remember: highlighters aren’t meant for long-term labelling applications—they’ll wear off after a while!

Pack Similar Items Together 

When you pack, keep similar items together. This will make it easier to access everything when it’s time to unpack and use your storage unit.

As you pack, think about the flow of your life and try to imagine how things might look on shelves in a few days or weeks. Do you have small items that would be more accessible if stored on shelves or low to the ground? Are there some large items that would occupy too much space on high shelves? Can you consolidate some things into one box so they can fit in smaller spaces?

Create an Inventory Then Use it to Declutter Your Home 

Create an inventory of everything in your home.

Make sure you have a copy of the inventory and that everyone who lives in your home can access it. Put the inventory on a shared computer or document so everyone can see what they have, make updates as needed, and use it to declutter their rooms.

Use the inventory to store items with similar purposes together, such as all the kitchen appliances together or all winter clothes together. This makes it easier for you to find what you need when it’s time for spring cleaning!

Keep It Organised and Safe With Prestige Storage 

At Prestige Storage, we’re proud to have been providing self-storage in Johannesburg for many years. Our facility is designed to be both secure and convenient. Following these steps will give you peace of mind as well as provide us with an accurate record for our staff members when retrieving items from self storage units later!

We hope that this article has helped you to clear out some of the clutter in your home and created some space for your personal use. Remember that an organised life starts with storage units, so be sure to make a list of what you have before looking for the perfect unit for your needs. When choosing a facility, take into account size and location as well as security features such as cameras or gated property entrances. You should also ensure there are nearby parking options available so it’s easy to get in and out without disrupting your daily routine too much! Finally, don’t forget about packing supplies like bubble wrap or paper padding which can help protect fragile items during their journey.