Helpful Storage Tips to Optimize your Space

  • -Utilize the Front: Keep items that you use frequently near the front of your unit for easy access.
  • -Diagram: Draw a simple diagram of where you have placed your items.
  • -Protect: Use special designed covers when available for furniture, mattresses, etc.
  • -Stack Up: Utilize all of your space by stacking high towards the ceiling – heavy on bottom, lighter on top.
  • -Reach Safely: Use and keep a stool in your unit to reach the higher stacked items.
  • -Appliance Storage: Leave doors open a crack to ventilate and use the inside space to store smaller items – Think multi taskers.
  • -Ventilation: Leave some air space between the walls and your stored items.
  • -Trash your Tools: Store garden tools (rakes, hoes, hoses etc) in empty trash cans. Stack cans inside each other.
  • -Drain it: Drain any oil or gas containing tool (think lawn mower, generator) before storing to prevent odors.
  • -Just in Case: Have an extra Emergency Preparedness Kit in case your home is inaccessible.