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Storage Tips for Your Personal Storage Unit

Smarter Storage TIps from Brockman Trailers

As you think about how you’re going to manage and store the items in your storage unit, there are a few tips we’ve picked up through the years that can help you make the most out of your space.

Think Cubic Footage, Not Square Footage

Storing your items vertically is an effective way to get the most out of the storage space you’re renting. As long as you’re able to safely and effectively stack the items in your unit, vertical storage space should always be utilized.

Store Strategically

Create a floor plan to your unit, either in your mind or on paper. This will help you keep track of what items are stored and where. Put the heaviest items toward the front of the unit. As much as possible, make all of your items somewhat accessible. Organize your items based on type, on seasonal usage and needs, and on contents. Also consider using a formal labeling system, and not just scribbling on a box. Even investing in some simple stickers will help you keep track of your items more effectively.

Store Efficiently

Sometimes an off-site storage container is the best solution for your needs, as you can load the items on-site and then have them moved and stored safely. A climate controlled storage is a good investment based on the items your storing, the frequency with which you’ll need to access your items, and the length of time you’ll be storing them. Sometimes on-site storage is best, based on how often you’ll need to access your items or how long you’ll be storing them.


Storage isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. As you are trying to manage the items or inventory in your home or business, consider talking to a storage professional who can help you determine the best path forward for your needs.

It’s not just about renting space. It’s about finding the solution for your storage needs.