Clutter can cause big headaches whether in the home, office, or company warehouse. Excess items can make day-to-day living difficult because they eat up valuable closet and storage space, and makes working efficiently almost impossible due to misplaced products and overordering of stock already on hand. Most importantly, clutter and disorganization gobble up valuable time and energy. Having an organized home, office space, or warehouse environment revolves around finding and utilizing productive storing procedures. Here are five of the easiest solutions for storage issues.
While it’s a simple remedy for storage, open shelving is one of the most practical and affordable and lends itself to many applications. A homeowner can tame an overflowing pile of books by installing a shelf or two, and an office will benefit from appropriate shelving to accommodate forms, manuals, stationery supplies, and client marketing materials. Factories and warehouses experience fewer errors in purchasing and sales when stock is stored intelligently on shelves. Make sure to label each item space on the shelf to easily see what is on hand.
Plastic boxes and bins come in a variety of sizes and shapes to meet any type of small-to-medium storage issues. They offer easier mobility for moving items than open shelving and have the added bonus of protecting the contents from dust, pests, and liquids. In the home, clear plastic bins can hold out-of-season clothing out of the way or keep crafting supplies tidy. Heavy-duty garage totes feature comfortable handles and wheels to make storing and moving heavy items like tools a breeze. For larger projects, or providing protection for longer items like wood trim, outdoor umbrellas, and yard tools, extra-large wheeled bins work well.
Portable storage containers are a great solution for large storage problems when there’s room to store on location and useful when moving or when storing items on-site while a home is on the market. For example, a Salem storage company will deliver a metal container the size of a typical 20-ft moving truck or a 10×15-ft storage unit directly to the customer’s home, business, or property. Salem portable storage is durable, weatherproof, and pest-proof. The containers can be delivered to a driveway, carport, curb, or backyard. When the unit is no longer needed the company will return to pick it up.
From small lean-tos sized perfectly for garden implements like rakes, hoes, and hoses to medium-sized sheds large enough to protect lawn equipment to large sheds capable of housing ATVs, campers, and RVs, there’s a metal shed for every purpose. While they work well to protect items from the elements and deter theft, they don’t eliminate possible issues from pests, and in humid areas such as Florida, they may not prevent mold or mildew.
One of the easiest ways to clear the clutter or to store items that aren’t in use often is to rent a self-storage unit at a storage facility. Storage lockers come in a variety of sizes, from a small locker that can hold a few boxes, up to large, double-sided units that can handle entire rooms and items such as office furniture and even vehicles. While this is a generally affordable solution when there’s no room for storage on-site, there is no protection against insects and rodents, no guarantee against water damage, and the storage facility may have inconvenient hours.