Storage containers are meant to help with organization and decluttering. People often rent storage units or shipping containers to free up space in their homes or businesses. However, over time, the space meant to create more organization can become disorganized.

If you've had a storage container for a while, whether for a move or to store extra time, you may find it too cluttered. Luckily, these simple tips from Airtight Storage will help you keep your storage unit clean and decluttered.

Tip 1: Go Through Everything

While sorting through your storage container might not be the most fun activity, you'll feel better after the process. The best thing to do is set aside time to review everything in the unit.

Consider getting a tarp and pulling everything out of the unit. The process will also go faster if you have friends and family to help. Also, gather any necessary supplies, such as garbage bags or trash cans. You can also get storage bins or other containers to re-sort everything.

Tip 2: Sort into Piles

Next, you should sort all of your objects into piles. You'll need to determine what to keep, what to throw away, and what to donate. Start by sorting all your items into these three categories.

Try to downsize the items you can, especially if you feel like storing them while you don't need them. If you have larger items that need to be removed, you'll want to contact a haul-away company ahead of time.

Tip 3: Re-Organize

After sorting all the items in your storage container and donating or throwing out what you don’t want, it's time to put everything back into the unit. To help ensure that you don't wind up with a cluttered, disorganized storage unit again, try to set things up in a more organized manner.

Plastic bins and containers are often better for sorting than boxes, as they look better and are easier to track.

Tip 4: Track What's in the Unit

Another excellent way to ensure you have a clean storage container is to keep track of everything in the unit. Whether you want to make an online spreadsheet, use an app, or write things down, keep an inventory of what you're storing so it's easier to find items in the future.

Tip 5: Consider a Bigger Storage Container

After all these steps, you may find that you still don't have much room in your storage container. At this point, consider getting another storage unit or going with a bigger shipping container to store your stuff.

Reliable Storage for Your Belongings

At Airtight Storage, we provide a wide range of storage services. Whether you need a container for smaller items and furniture, or outside storage for an RV, boat, or ATV, we have what you need. Our shipping containers come in various sizes and we offer storage trailers. Call today to request a quote.

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