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getting through a move with less stress

The days leading up to a move and the day of the move can be some of the most stressful days of your life. If you are planning a move in the future, there are some steps you can take to eliminate some of the stress. Having moved every other year for the past fifteen years, I have learned quite a bit about how to get through it without losing my mind. If you are interested in learning what I have learned during my many moves, visit my site. There, you will find several tips and advice to help you get through it.

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Organizing Your Storage Unit

Peyton Mills

If you have just rented a storage unit, there are a few things that you can do to make it easier to get around inside after your belongings have been placed. It is never fun to try to find something while tripping over things that are in the way.

Here are some ideas that you can use when putting your items into storage:

Leave Some Room

When you first start bringing in your belongings, set them down about a foot away from the back wall. Having the back wall completely open will allow you to walk around at the back of your storage unit. You will be able to seek for items without obstructions getting in your way.

If you have the entire width of your unit free like this, you will be able to move around unrestricted, gaining access to all items that are in the unit.

Larger Items

Place larger items against the side walls of your unit. Put long items, such as mattresses, dressers and couches length-wise right up against the walls. This will utilize some of the height of your storage unit. This area often goes unused.

If you still have some wall space, stack some plastic storage tubs against the sides where they will not topple over.


If you have things that are delicate, you should have packed them properly by wrapping before placing into boxes. If you did not, then use some sheets or towels to enclose them inside. Place smaller breakable items inside of drawers to keep from getting crushed.

Use All Drawer Space

Fill up every drawer you see available. If you have boxes filled with smaller items, you can take them out and put them in a drawer to save a little extra space. Use the refrigerator, stove, washing machine and dryer as extra spots for storing belongings.

They will be kept out of sight, and kept out of the way.

Boxes And Totes

When putting in your smaller items, you will want to stack them pretty high to maximize the amount of things that you can fit inside your storage unit. Place heavier items on the floor and stack lighter boxes on top.

Use plastic storage bins for the lower tier, as well. They do not crush as boxes do. Stack your boxes on the higher tiers. Make sure everything is properly labelled so that you will be able to find things as needed. To learn more, contact a company like Rabbone Enterprises Pty Ltd. for help.