There’s no such thing as too much space. All of us always some extra stuff that we don’t know where to put. Whether you’re decluttering, moving or just spring cleaning your home, storage units may just be the right thing to you. Family memories, extra chairs, or just things that you need to put away until you move into your new place. Finding the right storage may seem challenging, but maximizing space and using the most of it can be even more difficult. So here are some tips on how to save space in your storage unit.

Use your previously acquired knowledge

You’ve played Tetris when you were little, right? And you’ve heard of the Russian nesting dolls? Well, the best way to have organized storage and to save space is to combine those two things – your stacking knowledge from Tetris and packing one thing into another to make more space, as you do with the dolls. Who said that hours of playing wouldn’t pay off someday?

How to save space in your storage unit?

What happens if you have too much stuff, but you don’t have the time or money to look for another storage? No, you don’t have to throw anything away. You just need to find a way to reorganize your things in order to make some more space. It’s not a big deal, really, it’s a lot similar to storing things in your home. And here are a few tips on how to do it:


First thing first. After all, what’s a storage unit there for if you cannot reach your things or you don’t have even slightest idea where is something you need? So, firsstly, you want to make an inventory list. Write down everything that’s already in your storage, or that’s going into it. After that, write the approximate measurements and map out where everything can go. Doing that, you can see possible issues you might run into. Or you can realize that you actually don’t need a bigger storage unit after all.

Hammers hanging on a pegboard in order to save space in your storage unit
There are so many interesting DIY ideas for your storage

Use the walls

Even though you usually just stack up boxes against the wall, there are other ways to use that surface. One way is to put a pegboard on the wall. Not only does it look interesting, but a pegboard can also be used as a tool organizer. Also, you can put magnetic strips for metal tools. This way you’ll have a better insight into the tools you have.

Install shelves

Talk about how to save some space in your storage unit. One can never have too many shelves. It’s the easiest way to put away your things and boxes, You can put them on top of the pegboard. And there are so many options: adjustable, floating, standing metal shelves. You can even reuse your old bookshelf if you have any.

Disassemble your furniture

Large pieces of furniture take up a lot of space. But if you take them apart, and put against the wall, you may get additional space. And in case you cannot disassemble something, such as a cupboard, or a wardrobe, use the drawers and any empty space to store some other things inside it.

A grey steel rack with boxes
Use your old bookshelf!

Start repacking

And that’s the end of our list of tips on how to use space in your storage unit. But remember, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more fun ways to reuse space, you just find the one that suits you best. If you still have some questions about renting, size, or type of storage, feel free to ask the experts for advice. Now get to work!


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