1225 West Main St.,
Radford, VA

 3274 Peppers Ferry Rd.,
Radford, VA

1003 West Main,
Radford, VA

1715 West Main,
Radford, VA

Neatly packed storage unit

How to Organize Your Unit

Keep Your Possessions Organize with Harris Self Storage

Harris Self Storage in Radford, VA, is ready to help show how to organize your unit. Sometimes we all need some extra space. Whether we are downsizing, moving, or have a project going on, we could use some extra room.


It’s important to make sure you organize your unit so that you can access your items when you need them. Our goal is to make storage accessible for our clients. Be sure you keep these tips in mind when it comes to keeping your storage unit organized.



Take Inventory of Everything You Own Before Storing

This will help you determine what type and size of storage unit you need, which helps save money.  It will also help determine how to best organize your items. It’s also helpful to make a list of what you’re storing. It can help you to locate items easily when you need to find something in your unit.



Use Durable, Reliable Shelving and Containers

One of the best ways to keep your storage unit organized is to use shelving and containers. Shelving can help you maximize your space by allowing you to stack items vertically. Containers, meanwhile, help protect your items and keep them organized. When choosing containers, opt for clear ones so that you can easily see what’s inside. Label each container with its contents, and stack them neatly on your shelves.



Create Designated Spaces or Zones for Storing Items

Creating designated spaces in your storage unit can help you quickly locate the items you need. There are a few ways you could organize items. You could have a zone for holiday decorations, a zone for sporting equipment, and a zone for seasonal clothing. Label each zone clearly, and make sure that items are in the appropriate zone.



Make the Most Out of Your Vertical Spaces

When organizing your storage unit, it’s important to make the most of your vertical space. This means stacking items vertically and using the full height of your storage unit. However, it’s important to make sure that your stacks are stable and won’t topple over. Use shelves or other organizational tools to help keep your stacks secure.



Ensure You Have a Pathway

It’s important to leave a pathway in your storage unit so that you can easily access all of your items. This means leaving a clear space between your stacks of containers and shelves. A good rule of thumb is to leave a pathway that’s at least 2 feet wide. That way you can comfortably walk through your unit.


For more great information on storage, call the experts at Harris Self Storage at (540) 639-1617. Follow us on Facebook and Yelp for updates and reviews. Our team is happy to share more information on how to organize your unit.