January 28, 2024


Storage units are a good storage option if you are short on space at home or in the office. However, for first-time storage users, it can be challenging to figure out what is the best approach to fully utilise the storage unit space efficiently. Here are 3 storage tips to help you.

  1. Leave adequate space in front of the door area

Ensure you have enough space in the front area of your storage unit near the door. If you do not have enough space, you would always have to spend time moving some things out before being able to touch or carry an item that is just arm’s length away from the door. This will be time-consuming and take up a lot of effort to move things around every time you access your storage unit.

By keeping the door area clear, you will also be assured that nothing will drop onto you should you open the door anytime. This works as a safety precaution that you should take note of.

  1. Follow the ‘First in, last out’ packing order

When arranging your items in the storage unit, adopt the “first in, last out” packing order. Place items you rarely use towards the back of the unit and frequently accessed items near the entrance. Group similar items together for easy retrieval. This method saves you from the hassle of moving multiple items just to reach something in the back.

Frequently accessed items such as your bicycles or luggage can be stored near your entrance. This way, you can easily pull them out and take them with you when leaving without the need to do any heavy lifting.

  1. Install shelving to maximise your vertical space

If you’re a business owner or have numerous small items, installing shelving in the storage unit can greatly increase organisation and maximise vertical space. Shelving provides an efficient way to store small boxes and items. Remember to have a step ladder on hand if you use tall shelving to ensure easy access. Some storage providers such as Extra Space do also offer free usage of trolleys. This will allow business owners to easily transport their items around the facility.

The key to storing items in a storage unit is knowing how your space can be best utilised. There are many ways you can store your stuff, but it’s vital that you ensure there is enough room for opening doors and walking around inside your unit. If you need packing materials such as bubble wraps and boxes, you can conveniently purchase them from Extra Space’s box shop located in the reception area.

For those who are new to the idea of self-storage, feel free to contact Extra Space Asia at 3974 6000 or send them a Whatsapp at 63806498 to learn more about their storage offerings. Alternatively, you can always visit their Hung Hom and Sai Wan storage facilities to see the storage unit availability during their operating hours from Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 7pm. No prior appointments required.

By: Michelle Lee