A storage unit or container is an excellent way of storing things and saving space in your home. Over time you will accumulate many things, and you don’t always want to part with them. That’s where a storage unit comes in, keep those precious items while your home stays organised and clutter-free.
While it’s a great place to keep your extra furniture, fixings, and family memories, it can build up over time and make it difficult to know what you have in the unit. An inventory list is an ideal solution; it will help you keep track of what you put in and take out of storage. Here we give you tips on how to create the best self-storage inventory list.
Getting started with an inventory list
If you have had your storage container for a while, you may not know exactly what’s in there. The easiest way to get started is to create categories and start sorting through the unit. Sort the items into categories such as furniture, clothing, etc. If you are looking at renting a storage unit, or are just starting to put things in, make a list of everything as it goes in to help you keep track.
Update your list regularly
As you add more stuff to your storage space, remember to update your self-storage inventory. Remove items from the list if you take them out of the unit and add anything new that goes in. Also, make sure family members or other people with access to the storage container update the inventory too.
A lot of boxes in a unit can make it challenging to locate what you want. By numbering boxes and listing the contents in your inventory list, you can quickly find the items when you need them. Organising the unit, keeping it tidy, and numbering boxes will make your life much easier when it comes to finding things you want.
Use an inventory app
We always have our smartphones with us these days. They help with everyday tasks, and a self-storage inventory app can help you keep track of your belongings. There is a choice of apps available, many for free, that you can download. An app will help you catalogue everything in your storage unit and will always be on hand when you want to change the list. Many apps also allow multiple users to log in, so everyone can keep it up to date if others use the space.
Why use a storage unit?
A storage container can come in handy for many reasons. You may be redecorating or having building work done on your home and want to protect your furniture. If you have recently acquired family heirlooms or simply want to de-clutter the house, a storage unit gives you that extra space for your items.
Boxpod has a range of containers, storage yards, and self-storage solutions to suit your needs. Whatever the size of the space you need, we have affordable storage units. All our storage yards provide excellent security for your peace of mind. Contact us today to find out more.