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Why Use Shelves In Your Self Storage Unit

February 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 139

When it comes storing personal items whether at home or in a self storage facility, organizing your stuff is very important. This will keep things in order and in the right places to make it easy for you to retrieve items when you need to.

Regardless of the volume of items you're keeping in a rental unit, some essential tools that will be most helpful to you are the shelves. You may have a sufficient floor space on where to place your personal belongings but without proper planning, you may later find that the area is not enough. The most important thing to do then is to think about how best to fill up a three-dimensional space.

Don't just consider the width of the area but also its height. Normally, a self storage unit is about eight to 10 feet tall. As such, you have the opportunity to utilize shelves so that you can make use of the space going up.

There are many benefits to shelving your items. Did you know that with shelving, you can increase your storage space by 15 percent? This is very possible and it even helps you stick on your budget as you no longer have to rent a large space.

Another advantage of shelving is you can avoid damaging your valuable possessions such as glassware and other delicate items. Damages often occur when boxes are being stacked one over the other. This is the case when the heavy boxes are placed on top instead of putting them on the ground.

Fast and easy access to items is also a great benefit of using shelves. If you're storing documents and other stuff that you need to frequently check, then having shelves inside your rental unit is most ideal. This way, you won't have to use a chair or ladder to get to that box you need or put down one or more boxes first to get down to that particular box. It saves you time and effort.

Using shelves is also good for your health, particularly your posture. Instead of stooping down and lifting boxes to get your needed items, you can store heavier boxes near waist level.

If you have a lot of things to store, maximizing the use of your vertical space is strongly recommended. Don't forget to label your boxes to ensure that you can easily find what you're looking for.

Proper positioning of the shelves is as vital. You can put them against every wall and in the center with enough space for a passageway. Or you can always put them on just one side of the unit if you'll be storing a mixture of items that include furniture and other bulky home decors and accessories.

Just keep in mind that in order to make your shelves last, avoid putting very heavy boxes on them. They're not meant for furniture, bicycles, books or vinyl records.

Shelves can accommodate only lighter boxes that contain clothes, bed linen, cushions, toys, shoes, ornaments, kitchenware, paintings, sports gear and lamps.

For information on storage facilities in Bel Air, MD visit MyStorageWorks.com, a leading self storage company in the Maryland and Pennsylvania area.

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