Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, one of the biggest challenges you may have is storing your extra belongings. You have boxes and tubs of personal mementos and other items that you want to keep safe, but you either don’t have enough storage space, you’re not sure where things are stored, or you can’t ever seem to find a certain item when you need it.
At EZ Storage® in Detroit, we can help you find the perfect self-storage unit for anything that you want to keep in good condition, move out of the house or apartment for a while, or simply put away for a few months. No matter what kind of storage challenges you’re facing, we can provide the ideal solution. Visit one of our metro-area locations today to learn more!
Not Enough Storage
One of the most common storage problems people can face is not having enough of it. You don’t consider your house cluttered, but when it comes time to put something away, such as a box of photographs or a plastic tub of seasonal clothes, you can’t seem to find the space. Your closets are full, your basement is limited on space, and there’s no easy or convenient access to the attic. You could use the garage, but you want to keep it clear for cars, bikes, tools, and more.
It can be a good idea to go through some of your boxes and tubs in order to see what you could get rid of or donate to a local charity. Doing this can create a bit more room for that extra box or tub, but if the design or square footage of your home doesn’t allow for any more storage, our team can help you find an affordable unit nearby.
Things Stored in Random Places
When you moved into your house, you may have put things away wherever you could find room. Empty boxes and tubs went to the garage, while boxes and tubs full of personal belongings were stored in closets, under the bed, and anywhere they would fit. While this helped you get organized while you unpacked the items you need on a daily basis, it can make for a headache later on when you need something specific from that one box you know you put somewhere.
Take a weekend one month and move things around to the rooms they most closely belong. For example, if you have extra kitchen items stored in the garage, see if you can find space in the pantry or kitchen cupboards for them. If you have seasonal items, such as holiday decorations, in the guest room closet, try to find space for them in the garage or basement, since you only need them for a few months each year. As always, if you need a small storage unit for anything, we’re here to help.
Another frustrating aspect of storing things at home can be not knowing what’s inside each box. You have things more or less in the room they belong, but you’re not sure where a certain box of photos is or where your favorite winter sweater is. The best way to overcome this is to label each box or tub with what’s inside. You don’t have to get specific with each one, and something as simple as “Winter Sweaters” can suffice when putting things into the box and labeling it.
Labeling can also help when you’re putting things into your storage unit. You can sort boxes by size and type, and whenever you need to retrieve something, you’ll know exactly which box to take home. You can also create a master list of each box and tub, helping you keep track of what you have stored at any given time.
Visit Us Today
If you’re dealing with not having enough storage, not being sure where things are, or not being able to find the items you need, EZ Storage® is here to help. With month-to-month leases on every unit we offer, you can rent a space for the time you need while you organize the house, move things around, and label each box or tub. If you have any questions about self-storage and how it can benefit you, our staff members and resident managers will be more than happy to answer them.
We look forward to seeing you soon!