10 Ways to Organize Your Storage Unit Like A Boss

Whether your a storage buyer who uses self storage to warehouse inventory, or a consumer who stores their overflow belongings, a cluttered storage unit can be a source of frustration, not to mention a waste of space and money.

Organizing your storage unit can be a daunting task, especially if you have accumulated a lot of items over time. But with a little creativity and planning, you can make the most of your storage space and create an organized and functional environment.

In this blog post, we will share 10 creative ideas to help you organize your storage unit and keep your belongings safe and easily accessible.

Use Shelving Units – Instead of piling boxes and items on the floor, consider installing shelving units to maximize your storage space. Use the shelves to store boxes, bins, and other items, and label them for easy identification. You can also use adjustable shelves to accommodate items of different sizes. If you're thrifty, you can probably find cheap shelves, or possibly even, free on things like the Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or at local Thrift Stores.

Hang Tools and Equipment – Hang tools and equipment on pegboards or wall-mounted racks to free up floor space and keep them organized. You can also use magnetic strips or hooks to secure smaller tools and garden equipment. And if your storage unit has a "fenced in" ceiling, you can hang light to medium weight items from there.

Group Similar Items Together – Grouping similar items together makes it easier to find what you need when you need it. For example, store all your camping gear in one area of the unit, and all your holiday decorations in another. Label each group for easy identification.

Use Clear Plastic Bins – Clear plastic bins are a great way to store small items and keep them visible and accessible. Use them to store holiday decorations, toys, craft materials, and other small items. Label each bin for easy identification.

Create Zones – Create zones within your storage unit to keep different categories of items separate. For example, you can create a zone for sports equipment, a zone for household items, and a zone for tools and equipment. Use shelves, racks, and hanging storage to create the zones.

Use Vertical Space – Use vertical space to your advantage by stacking boxes and bins on top of each other. You can also use hanging storage systems to make the most of your vertical space. Just make sure not to stack items too high and make them unstable.

Store Seasonal Items Separately – Store seasonal items separately to keep them out of the way during the off-season. For example, store your winter clothes and boots in a separate area during the summer. Label each container for easy identification.

Use Furniture for Storage – Use furniture with hidden storage compartments, such as ottomans, benches, and cabinets, to store items in plain sight. This is a great way to keep smaller items close at hand while keeping your storage unit organized.

Install a Workbench – Install a workbench in your storage unit to create a dedicated work area. This is a great place to store tools and equipment and to work on projects without cluttering up your home.

Use Hanging Storage – Install hanging storage systems to keep items off the floor and easily accessible. Use hanging storage for bikes, kayaks, and other large items.

BONUS - Develop an Inventory System to log each item and where it is. If in a plastic tote, then number the tote and use that location in your system. Don't make it harder than it has to be...an Excel spreadsheet works just fine for us.


Organizing your storage unit doesn't have to be a chore. With these creative ideas, you can make the most of your storage space and keep your belongings safe and easily accessible. Whether you're a storage unit buyer or reseller, implementing these organizing tips can help you create a functional and efficient storage environment.

So, start organizing your storage unit today and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a clutter-free space.

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