I've Decluttered My Storage Unit. Now What?

Admin | July 9, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

You’ve gone through years of stuff, cleaned out, donated, trashed, and taken care of everything inside your Shreveport storage unit. Now, what do you do?

Rather than have to repeat this process again in a few months or years, Iron Guard Storage self-storage in Shreveport, LA, has some tips for what to do after you’ve decluttered your storage unit and how to keep it organized in the future.

Label Everything



The first step towards keeping your self-storage unit clean, uncluttered, and organized is to label everything. Literally everything.

It’s so much easier to find what you need inside your self-storage in Shreveport if you know where things are. Use clear or white labels for best visibility, and put clear tape or a plastic label cover over them so they don’t crack or fade over time.

The next time you’re looking for something in a hurry, you’ll be glad you took the time to label everything and won’t have to tear open boxes looking.

 

Use Organization Tools


The next step towards keeping your storage unit in Shreveport, LA, organized and less chaotic is to use whatever organization tools fit your needs best.

Oftentimes, plastic bins or drawers are what work best. Clear bins are helpful in knowing exactly what is where, and it will help you label things faster as well. As you put new items into self-storage, make sure to place them into bins rather than just storing them anywhere and thinking you can organize later. If you do it today, you won’t have to do it tomorrow! 

 

Keep An Inventory

 

Another great thing to do after you’ve decluttered your storage unit is to make an inventory of everything you have stored. Again, this will help when you need to find something and don’t want to be climbing over boxes and tearing things open to find what you want.

If you really want to get creative, mark where things are as well. If not, just take an inventory of everything you have in self-storage. This way, you won’t forget what’s in there or have any questions if you’re looking for a specific item.

 

Make sure to save the inventory list, either on a computer or as a photo on your phone, since if it gets lost, that’s a lot of work done for nothing!

 

Declutter Your Home



Last, now that your storage unit is clean and organized, what do you do? Work on your home! Use these same principles and you’ll be amazed at how much cleaner (and bigger) your home will feel with everything in its right place.

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