It’s that time again – a near year is upon us, and even better, a new decade. What with the return of the roaring 20’s, you’ve got resolutions to work on and storage to take care of. If you’re a business, there’s no doubt items to rotate or things to put away. As a person, you might have holiday items to store or some cleaning up to do. To help you with this, here’s a few new decade resolutions for storage needs in hopes to improve your organization options.
1 – Organize Into Boxes
When we say boxes, we don’t mean typical storage boxes. Any container can work for your various items, ranging from the standard cardboard box or plastic tubs. It may depend on the item, since you want to protect fragile ones. Otherwise, consider ergonomics and how you can balance placing inventory together. Once you do that, you can put them away into storage with less trouble while also cutting down on clutter.
2 – Budget for Storage
As you get things into neat, organized packaging, you might decide to seek external storage options. This is good if you’re experiencing excess inventory, a common issue with businesses. But as you weigh your rental needs, make a note of budgetary costs and what has to be put away. Ask yourself if it’s possible to sell the excess or if you need external storage. If you do, be sure to budget for it.
3 – Plan for Pests
Nobody wants to think of it happening, but pests are a problem, especially if you store things in colder environments. Pests are looking for warmer environments, so when you store items, be sure they’re safe against pests, or, the material doesn’t invite them. For instance, it’s not a great idea to store excessive paper or fabric together, since it creates hiding spots for insects. You also want to keep your storage clear of food debris or edible material, as this makes the problem imaginably worse.
4 – Plan for Decay
Along with pests, you need to take special considerations for how inventory might “decay” in a storage setting. Some items, when exposed to light or other conditions, show signs of deterioration. Unless you want an unpleasant surprise the next time you bring items out of storage, make sure they’re placed in an environment that keeps them safe from their environment, such as moisture build up caused by excessive humidity.
5 – Invest in Mobile Storage
Lastly, if you need convenience and mobile storage options, said mobile storage can take out a lot of the grunt work when shifting inventory. Mobile options will provide storage pods, very helpful if you have heavier items, equipment, and tools. Even construction supplies can be stored in mobile pods.
Don’t feel cluttered with the start of the new year. This is a great time to get organized and keep your inventory stored safely.
You can find out more about mobile storage pods by contacting us at Mobile Attic!