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It’s a new year, which means many people are in the process of making resolutions for 2017. One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is to get organized! While this goal may sound simple, it can be overwhelming for many people. If you’re one of those people, we have a tip—one of the best strategies for organizing your home and streamlining your life is to get a self-storage unit. Self-storage units, such as the ones Extra Attic Self-Storage provides, offer a safe, clean, and secure way to keep your valuables organized and ready when you need them.

While it might be tempting to shove everything you don’t use on a daily basis into your self-storage unit and call it a day, you’ll get more out of your extra space if you pack it correctly. Here are a few tips to help organize your self-storage unit and keep your New Year’s Resolutions on track!

Leave Small Walkways  

When you put something in a self-storage unit, it’s because you plan to use it again. Make sure you can easily access your belongings by creating walkways within the storage unit. Line up your boxes along the walls and leave space so that you can reach what you need, when you need it. This will also allow air to circulate around the unit, protecting your belongings from mildew and mold.

Favorites in the Front

If you know you’ll want to access an item or group of items frequently—such as camping gear—keep it towards the front of your storage unit. This will allow you to grab it and go on your next adventure more quickly!

Fill Boxes to the Top

Don’t store half empty boxes in your unit—you’ll inevitably stack something on top of them, and the cardboard will collapse. Full boxes are sturdier and will offer more protection. And while we’re on the subject of boxes, make sure to label each one clearly and concisely. Avoid the dreaded “miscellaneous” and you’ll thank yourself later!

Go the Extra Mile

While our self-storage units have the option of being climate-controlled, it’s always a good idea to take some extra precaution with your valuables. Put your belongings in sealable containers that won’t degrade over time, and cushion fragile items with protective wrapping.

We hope these tips help you make the most of your Extra Attic Self-Storage unit! For more tips and special deals from our six convenient locations, contact us today.