How to Get the Most Out of Your Storage Container

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Self-storage is an industry that generates plenty of revenue today. The Canadian self-storage industry is booming at the moment and showing no signs of slowing down. Still, it's the type of service you probably don't know much about until you need it.


People rent out storage containers and trailers for both personal and business reasons. Learning the ways to arrange and use them will help you maximize their value.


We're happy to explain how to accomplish this. Here are some tips you can follow to get the best from your storage container.

 

Use Boxes That Are Uniform


Your choice of boxes and containers will shape the entire storage experience. This applies whether you're loading storage trailers, containers, or traditional storage rental units.


Storage container organization is easier when your containers are uniform and easy to move around. It's impossible to effectively stack, balance, and arrange boxes that are all different sizes and weights.


Use hard plastic bins rather than cardboard. These bins are more durable and won't get crushed or bent when stacked. Plastic bins are also the same size and are easily arranged like puzzle pieces to optimize space and resources.


Make Use of Vertical Space


Maximize your storage container space by going vertical. Vertical is the way to go because it's safer and more effective. Arranging your bins this way lets you use every bit of your square footage without taking up floor space.


You can fit all of your items without having to make tough decisions about what to leave out. Be careful to use heavier bins as the foundation and place the lighter ones on top.


Keep Detailed Inventory of Everything


Managing your inventory will make sure you do not forget anything. Leaving items in storage across several months or seasons makes it all but impossible to remember exactly what is stored where.


When you're moving an office building, it's particularly important that you maintain a thorough inventory. Create an inventory list or spreadsheet so that you never have to worry about this.


Arrange Neatly and Leave Walking Room


Knowing how to use storage container space means leaving room to walk and operate.

It can get tempting to cram everything that can possibly fit. Overpacking your storage space makes it difficult for you to retrieve things when it's time. Overpacking your storage space also makes it difficult to manage the items you already have.


Give yourself 2 to 3 feet of free space around the perimeter of your stored items so that you can have an official walkway.


Put a Storage Container to Use


These points will help you out when you need to get the best from a storage container. You can find storage containers in all shapes and sizes, with features like climate control and varying degrees of security.


If you need any kind of rental, you've come to the right place. United Trailers brings 40 years of cumulative experience to this industry. In addition to pairing customers with storage, we also provide flatbeds, dry vans, and parking.


We're your absolute best bet when you need a storage container in Brampton. Take the time to contact United Trailers via our site or call us at (905) 794-3091.

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