How to Organize Your Storage Unit

Organizing a storage unit seems like a daunting task. But if you take it one step at a time, you’ll be able to organize your storage unit in no time! Follow these simple steps below to create a storage unit that you’re proud of.

Decide how to use the shelf space

Once you’ve figured out how much space you have, it’s time to decide how best to use it. First, don’t cram things in, especially if you’re using cheap shelving. You’ll want to make sure that the shelves are sturdy enough for what they’re holding, but aren’t overloaded. If your storage unit has a lot of heavy items (like books), consider placing them on the ground and placing lighter items—like clothing or kitchenware—on the shelf so that less weight is weighing the structure down.

Use the space efficiently. If there are certain types of items that need their own place in your unit–for example, duvets and blankets should probably go together–then make sure those sections are well organized so they’re easy to find when needed again later!

Pick a place for your most valuable space

The most valuable space in your storage unit is the one that’s easiest to get to, but not immediately visible or accessible. Luckily, our storage units are extremely secure and you don’t need to worry about your items being stolen. Because theft isn’t a worry, place the items you’re most likely to need soon in an accessible position. Ideally not under boxes and not too high up or buried. 

Use drawers, boxes and bins to store smaller items

Now that you’ve got your larger items stored in the unit, it’s time to get organized. To keep things from getting too messy, think about using drawers and boxes for small items.

Boxes can be stacked on top of each other in order to save space and make it easier for you to find what you need quickly. You can also label each box so that when something needs to be moved out of storage, it will be easy enough for someone else who doesn’t know where everything goes!

Label everything so you know where to find things when you come back!

Labeling is an important part of organizing your storage unit. You can use a label maker, or even just write on the labels with a permanent marker. Use different colours to make it easy to see which box is which. Make sure your labels are big enough so that they’re easy to read from far away, especially if there’s more than one person who will be using this area of the storage unit and needs access at different times.


Finally, getting a storage unit is an excellent time to purge yourself of the things you no longer need. Go through your stuff. Can some of it be donated? Recycled? Perhaps sold or traded? If so, do it, then trash or store the rest.


With these tips, you can easily keep your storage unit organized. The key is to think about what you need to store and how you want to use the space. If you’re not sure where to start, try starting with the biggest items first–like furniture or sports equipment. Then move on down from there! Store with Annacis Lock-Up Storage today on Annacis Island!