Storage Container Organization – 5 Handy Tips

Container Unit

We have compiled some planning and organizing tips to help you make the most of your container storage

Once you get everything in place you will be surprised just how much space you’ve actually got.

In this article we’ve prepared for you 5 simple yet effective tips on how to organize your storage space so that you can always find what you’re looking for.

#1 Use shelves and clear boxes  

It may be wise to invest in sturdy free standing shelves that go all the way up to the ceiling. Shelves are a great way to organize your things because they provide an easy access to things without having to dig and create unnecessary mess. Clear plastic storage boxes allow you to get an idea of what is inside without taking it down from a high shelf. In addition to that, if you have objects like rakes, shovels or spades, you’re really going to benefit from installing hooks on walls. They will help your keep things neat and within hand’s reach. Before permanently altering any storage or container unit, make sure to check with the facility manager.

#2 Write content lists on the boxes

There’s no point in having your things organized in boxes if you don’t know what’s inside of each box. That being said, every time you put something inside a box make sure you write down which room it’s from, as well as the contents of it. This will make things so much easier for you and your family when you’re looking for a specific item.

#3 Create a map of all the things inside the container unit

Depending on how often you access the unit, you will want to create a map of your belongings inside the unit. Especially if you’re planning on using the unit for a longer period of time. Our memory fades, and after a while you’ll simply forget where you put what. Even though you labeled the boxes, you’ll save yourself even more time if you simply make a map of all the things inside the unit. This map should be put somewhere prominent, preferably right at the entrance so that you can take a look at it every time you enter the unit.

#4 Consider moving to a larger unit

If things do get a little messy, then you should consider moving to a larger unit. Stuff accumulates over time, and if you lack space it’s impossible to keep everything orderly and organized. When you pack everything too tightly, retrieving something gets really difficult. Sometimes the only solution is to simply get a bigger storage unit rather than cramming everything into the small one.

#5 Consider a double ended unit

At Gateway Storage, we have some container units that offer access from both ends. You can plan to store less needed items in the center of the container and more frequently needed items on either end. You can also open both doors for a cross breeze from time to time. Some airflow is nice to have when working on organizing your storage container.

One comment on “Storage Container Organization – 5 Handy Tips

  1. Zachary on

    My grandma wants to move into the village, so I help her to organize it. These tips are very helpful and my favourite one is related to writing content lists on the boxes because they show me where a specific item lies. So, now I’m more prepared when a moving company will arrive.


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