10 Solid Tips to Keep Track of Your Storage Belongings
- Cleanup Reused Boxes
- Date Boxes
- Write Descriptions on Boxes
- Write Descriptions on Multiple Sides of Boxes
- Create Master List AND Make a Copy
- Keep Master List Handy at Storage Unit
- Group Similar Items Together When Packing
- Layout Where Everything Goes in Storage Unit
- Heavy Items Go To Back
- Number Your Boxes
Tip #1. Cleanup Reused Boxes
For most people they will move more than once in their lifetimes, and that means that they will most likely be reusing some of their boxes from previous moves. I don’t know about you, but I know that we have always labeled our boxes during our moves. What this ends up looking like after 2 or 3 moves is a bunch of scribbled descriptions that you can’t make any sense of at the end of the day.
So one of our first tips to remember what you packed in your storage unit is to make sure that you cross out or scribble out any of the old descriptions that you had written on boxes that you’re reusing. We’d recommend that you use a thick sharpie and scratch out all of the old lines of text that way. Then when you begin packing your boxes you can easily label each of them, and know what is in the boxes quickly when you are in your storage unit.
Tip #2. Date Boxes
A good one of our tips to remember what you packed in your storage unit is to add a date to the boxes so that you know when you packed the box. Writing a date a long with providing a description on the boxes gives that added detail to help you if you are storing years worth of items.
Maybe you want to get to the box that has all of your military uniforms back when you were in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and then the Army. You can quickly find that in your storage unit by looking at the dates that you’ve written on the boxes.
Tip #3. Write Descriptions on Boxes
Tip #4. Write Descriptions on Multiple Sides of Boxes
Tip #5. Create Master List and Make a Copy
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Tip #6. Keep Master List Handy at Storage Unit
Tip #7. Group Similar Items Together When Packing
By grouping similar items together, you can quickly figure out the right box in your storage unit that has what you’re looking for. Now you can group items together based on different things. For example, you could group everything based on the room that they were in, like “kitchen” or “laundry room”. Or you can group your items based on what the type of item that is in the box, like “maps of Spout Spring, VA” or “Appomattox County, VA”. So if you are looking for your old high school books from you can readily find that box. Now the hard part is being able to move a box full of books!
Tip #8. Layout Where Everything Goes in Storage Unit
Tip #9. Heavy Items Go To Back
Tip #10. Number Your Boxes
We hope that you got some useful nuggets of information out of this article. If you’re local to Concord or Spout Spring Virginia you might want to learn more about Spout Spring Storage?
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