Friday, February 14, 2014
Dealing with storage can be frustrating to say the least. It’s not easy to choose which items will be tucked away in storage and therefore no longer easily accessible. It’s also not easy to organize items into storage. Everyone deals with a couple of problems when it comes to organization: first, you are usually having more than one person packing and stacking; and second, you are often taking things in and out at random times. This can lead to incredible disarray. That’s why it’s important to gather some helpful tips about organizing your Santa Fe storage.
Get a System
First of all, it’s important to use a storage system of some sort. It doesn’t matter which one you choose, so long as it’s something that will work for you. You can use a storage system that incorporates colors, the alphabet, etc. Colored labels are a quick and easy way to determine what should go where. The alphabet is a fail safe, really. Very few people can’t handle alphabetizing items. There are pros and cons to different systems. Simply determine your needs and pick a system that will work for you. The most important thing, though, is that you have some sort of a system, whatever it may be.
For instance, which set of items will be needed first? What will you have to move around to get to them? This is the best way to decide what kind of a system you will want to get. This is especially true for labels. Think ahead on your labeling! Usually, people with storage areas are only planning on using them temporarily. Where would you like your possessions to go when they are done with your current storage site? Consider adding to the label the room you would like the box or bin to end up in when it’s time to move it. It will lesson your moving stresses tremendously.
Lastly, think about preserving your items. Make sure they are in tight, sealed containers. One of the best ways to preserve clothing or materials made of cloth is to put them in ziplock, airtight bags. That will prevent them from getting damaged by rodents or water or mold. One should never just toss things into an open container and leave them alone. Always cover them tightly so as to preserve your Sante Fe storage items as well as you can.
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