[This post was originally published in May 2016 and has been updated and revised.]
Every home (and business) has to deal with the issue of storing things. But storage often ends up as clutter, disorganization and junk removal.
So, the challenge for many of these homes and businesses is how to best organize their storage areas.
Having a structured approach and a plan will make the process far easier whether you are a business owner, manager, or home owner facing an intimidating storage space organization task. Before you dive in and simply start moving things around, it’s best to start with some preliminary steps.
Go through everything being stored and remove anything that isn't needed. Evaluate what you actually need to store and get rid of the rest. Always donate if possible.
If you have more than one storage space area, or a large amount of shelving, assign specific locations for different items. Using clear storage allows you to see your valuables. Also, using large labels can also help you both find items and put them back in the same place.
Basements, for example, tend to be cold and wet, so make sure you use appropriate storage options to protect your valuables. Use plastic bins or specialty plastic bags to help keep the moisture out, or even a dehumidifier to ward off moisture damage, if needed.
Storage space areas are prone to becoming cluttered. And if the spaces are not accessed frequently they can become unwieldy and even hazardous!
These five steps from Styleathome.com form a simple plan to organize your storage areas as a focused project:
As you move sorted materials into new containers within assigned zones, keep these tips in mind:
Like any other area of your business or home, having the right storage space equipment is critical for ensuring efficiency and productivity.
Here are six organizing tools that can enable you to maximize the available space in your storage areas:
There are many other tools that can be utilized depending on the scope and scale of your needs. The key, however, is to focus on efficiency and economy.
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly junk removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your storage organization project is complete.
Whether you need our services several times during a decluttering and cleaning project, or just once after it is complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that the furniture and debris is quickly out of your way so that you can get on with your life.
Our team specializes in trash and junk removal. We can be at your home in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle as much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).