The entire idea of a storage unit is to put your clutter somewhere else and forget about it, right? What you may not know is how often you should perform a storage unit audit or even how to audit your storage unit. The process can be time-consuming, but it’s important to evaluate your storage needs on a yearly basis. Here’s what you should look out for during your yearly storage audit.
1. Is my storage unit organized properly?
The organization of your storage unit can be the difference between a 10-minute trip and an hour-long hassle. It’s common for people to organize their unit when they initially move in, but as they add new clutter they organize the new additions around their current layout. Over time your once-organized storage unit becomes a disorganized mess. As you add new clutter throughout the year, be sure to reorganize your storage unit on a yearly basis. If what your storing is changing, shouldn’t how you store it change as well?
2. What should I sell?
Most of what we put in our storage unit is something we don’t use frequently. When spring rolls around, it’s time to take a look at what you should sell. It’s easier to leave your clutter sitting in your unit until you’re forced to move. When it comes time to move, you’ll be thankful for selling off your clutter while it was still valuable instead of letting it sit until it was worthless.
3. What should I put in my storage unit?
When you first bought your storage unit, you likely did so because you had accumulated too much stuff for the space you had. So you freed up some space with a storage unit. Eventually, you’ll fill that free space up again and you’ll have to move more clutter over to your storage unit. If you’ve sold some of the items in your storage unit, you now have some free space in your unit, so why not de-clutter your house yearly by filling up your storage unit again?
When it comes time to perform your storage unit audit, we recommend choosing the beginning of spring. Pick items to sell and items to move into the storage unit. Check how your unit is organized and if any items are dusty or damaged. Performing a simple audit every year can protect your stored items and keep your home and storage unit organized and clutter-free.
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