Organizing Your Self Storage Unit

We understand that moving and using storage can be a daunting process if you’re not properly equipped with the knowledge to create a smooth transition. Regardless if you’re moving locally or over a long distance, these tips can help you become better prepared and organized. Utilizing and organizing your self-storage unit will allow you to free up space. This will help when you move into your new location with much more organization.

Create an Inventory List

It’s a good idea to keep a running list of all of your items in order to properly plan for your self-storage unit and move. Keeping a list will help you keep track of all of your belongings and allow you to breeze through insurance questions if necessary.

Making the List

It’s a good practice to start with your biggest or most expensive items first. Items such as jewelry, electronics, furniture, and computers should all be on the top of your list and packed safely. It’s also a good idea to take pictures of each item and document the serial numbers. If possessions are damaged within the storage unit or truck, you will have the proper documentation on these items.

Once you complete packing your most valuable items, move on to all of your boxed items. For items such as pots, pans, glasses, décor, pillows, and dishware, you can place them into boxes and mark them with the room name and you can number them. After you are finished boxing up your rooms, count them. Make sure that you write down the total amount of boxes for each room.


If you plan on donating any items, it’s a good idea to keep those boxes and items separated on the list and within boxes. Take a detailed inventory of all items you plan to donate. Store them separately from the rest of your items. Donating items can help you get great tax benefits, which can be used at your new location or home. This also helps to keep the organizing of your self storage-unit easy and efficient.

When selecting a self-storage unit, it’s a good idea to draw up a blueprint of your storage unit. This will be extremely helpful when you’re locating your items. This will also ensuring that all of your items can fit within your storage unit.

Using an inventory list with your self-storage unit will help minimize the stress on moving day and keep your moving experience hassle-free.