Whether in the home or office, storage space is usually limited and hard to come by. If you find yourself always having to struggle through your materials, here are some long-term tips that should help.
Make Good Use of Vertical Space
You’ll find that many warehouses have high ceilings so that they can install mezzanine methods or systems. A system creates a second, third, or nth number of layers, allowing them to stack as many items as possible within a specific area.
While these systems are usually installed large-scale, nothing is stopping you from adopting a similar, albeit smaller system in your home. Just remember to follow a pattern for storage.
Invest in Good Storage Setups
Skip the flimsy vertical storage units and opt for the ones built for warehouse use. They might be a pain to create at first due to the heaviness, but you will find that they will stay firm throughout the years. These systems are also usually fully customisable, allowing you to create a layout that works best for your chosen space.
Different levels can be added on, and since most are made of metal, you can count on them to stay standing even after the added weight.
Organise Based on Demand
You’ll notice how most of your for-Christmas items are stocked deep into the pile while others are just floating above the surface. This makes actual storage sense as the items you rarely used don’t have to occupy the most accessible space.
Create a system where the items most in demand or used often are within easy reach. It can be pots or pans, party materials, or anything you use more than twice a year.
Weigh It Out
Another good way to guarantee that your items stay solid and protected during storage is by following a weighing system. If you are racking items or using a stackable storage container, you would want to keep all the heavy items on the bottom while the lighter ones take the top space.
This makes it easier for the cabinet or whatever vertical storage you are using to hold the weight. Plus, it can be tough to carry heavy items all the way up to the top.
Be Wary of Storage Space and Elements
If you want your first-time organisation efforts to last, you would want to choose a location that is built to last. This means selecting a space in your home that is well protected from the elements as well as other dangerous items.
Rain, flood, direct sunlight and pests can all damage your stored equipment. So make a point of keeping a clean and checked room at all times. Put up traps if needed and patch up any holes that could be used by pests. Papers are particularly vulnerable and need to be placed in a cool and dry area.
Of course, those are just some ways to fix storage space for long-term benefits. Whether you apply this to your garage, the pantry, or any storage space – you will find that these tricks will help for organisation purposes.