Whether you're looking for commercial storage space for your home or business, packing and organizing your storage unit can help you optimize your storage space.  In some cases, this can allow you to rent a smaller commercial storage space, which can lead to significant savings.

Here are some of the steps to take when you're trying to maximize storage space in a commercial storage unit:

Setting Up Your Space

When you rent a commercial storage space, you are renting a blank canvas of sorts. To get more out of the space, you might want to modify your commercial storage unit while it's still empty.

Investing in shelves for your commercial storage space can be well worth the money. When adding shelves to your storage unit aim to utilize vertical space and keep items off the floor. Although both freestanding, floating, and modular shelving units can work, it's important to look for shelves with enough depth to fit your storage containers.

Containers, Bins, and Bags

You can also get more out of your commercial storage space by choosing the right containers, bins, and bags.

Although boxes might be cheaper, they also tend to be less efficient when it comes to maximizing storage space. If your budget allows, look for stackable containers that can be easily placed on top of each other. This will allow you to utilize vertical space and keep the floor clear. When looking for stackable boxes, look for options that fit your shelves.

You can use bins to store smaller items and keep them organized. When using bins, opting for options with lids can help you protect the items you store. You can also stack bins if they have lids.

Vacuum-sealed bags are also a great storage option. Using vacuum-sealed bags will help you compress clothing and other soft items, allowing you to fit more into your storage unit. These are great options if you intend to store items for a prolonged period, as they can protect the items from moisture, pests, and other damage.

Fitting It In

When you finally move your items into a commercial storage unit, it's important to not overlook spaces that might not seem obvious.

  • Bonus Spaces: don't forget about the space under tables, beds, and other large items. You can store bins or boxes underneath these items to utilize this space.
  • Storage with Storage: furniture with built-in storage, such as ottomans or storage beds, can help you store items while also serving as a functional piece of furniture.

By following these tips, you can effectively maximize the storage space in your commercial storage unit and ensure that all your belongings are organized and protected.