You may think that you will remember what you have and where everything is located when you first move items into your climate controlled storage space. The truth is, over time, most of us forget. Out of sight is out of mind. That is, until we realize there is something we need then we head over to the storage facilities where we rent storage only to open our indoor storage space and look at the contents with a blank stare. Wondering where you put something after the fact is very common. The good news is that there are some proactive steps you can take to help ensure you remember and can easily locate items in your climate controlled storage space. Let’s take a look:
It is a good practice to clearly mark your boxes with what is inside of them before placing them in your climate controlled storage space. Try to write legibly and list the main items inside each box so you will be able to easily locate them when needed. Some people color code boxes with labels, colored markers, and even colored packing tape (i.e. green for kitchen items, blue for electronics, red for photo albums, etc.) When stacking boxes in your indoor storage space, be sure that the label/content markings are facing outward and can be seen.
Make An Inventory Sheet
An inventory sheet can be a life saver when it comes to locating a particular item inside of a packed climate controlled storage space. You can do this using a spreadsheet or even some colored pens and paper. Be sure to list each item and box, as well as contents and corresponding color code.
Our next article will cover more tips to help you easily remember and find items in your climate controlled storage space.
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