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6 Tips for Maximizing Space in Your Mini Storage Unit

Friday, June 23, 2023

6 Tips for Maximizing Space in Your Mini Storage Unit

Properly organizing your rental storage unit can be the difference between fitting everything in or having to upsize to accommodate more clutter. Whether you live in the city center or suburbs, self-storage is always a popular extension of your home. In Hong Kong, where sky-high property prices make every square foot more than gold, utilizing your mini storage for better efficiency is crucial. Here, we've rounded up 6 valuable tips to maximize space in your rental unit.

Tip 1: Store in Boxes, Not Bags

Despite being cheaper, bags are less sturdy and durable than storage boxes. They tear easily and trap moisture, making them prone to mould growth. Bags of clutter, with their irregular shapes, tend to pile up and are likely to collapse at any time. Uniform-sized boxes will alleviate these problems and keep your self-storage organized and stable.

Depending on the size of your rental unit and storage needs, you can choose from small, medium, and big containers. At Redbox Storage, our 42 sq ft. mini storage accommodates 55 medium boxes or 40 large boxes. You can also consider utilizing storage boxes with wheels to conveniently reorganize or move your belongings around. Boxes can be stacked on top of flat-surfaced furniture, like couches, to maximize space as well.

Tip 2: Stack Items & Furniture To Your Best Ability

Some furniture items, like chairs, are easy to stack which helps to save space and creates a neater self-storage arrangement for convenient access. For bigger furniture that can be dismantled, take the pieces apart and store them against the walls. Avoid placing heavy items in the same storage box; place them instead in different boxes to distribute weight evenly and prevent shifting when stacked.

Another useful rule of thumb is putting heavy containers at the bottom to give large stacks more stability and help reduce accidents when you have to access items in the mini storage unit later on.

Tip 3: Utilize Vertical Space

Even the best stacking methods may not help you utilize the entire vertical space because piling too high will cause boxes to topple. Free-standing shelves will be a big help and enable you to stack items higher and boost self-storage space.

Assess your needs and divide the space accordingly. For example, storing popular products on shelves near the doorway will allow easy access and tracking. Conversely, putting seasonal or less popular items towards the back makes for effective stock storage management. Finally, place your labeled boxes on the shelves to provide an instant, effortless, and organized look to your rental unit.

Mobile shelving with wheels has become a popular and convenient way to ensure easy access and move items around in the mini storage unit with great ease. RedBox Storage also provides adjustable shelves for better space management within your self-storage unit. For more details on shelf rental, please get in touch with us.

Tip 4: Strategize Your Self-storage Layout

Finding the perfect-sized rental unit is essential for any storage strategy. With preset collections for home and office environments, our space calculator will allow you to properly estimate storage space requirements.

Create a brief floor plan of your mini-storage and a virtual catalog, planning all the items that need to be stored and taking inventory of each box's contents. Sort the stored items according to categories. Depending on your needs and demands, you might place best-selling products toward the front and seasonal stocks towards the back of mini storage units. Others may work from the outside by placing the more prominent, bigger items around the walls to get a better sense of the space left inside in order to proceed with the planning.

Employing proper space management strategies will help to optimize your mini storage layout. Be sure to create at least one aisle that is a "lifesaver" for item searching. This indispensable space will allow you to reopen a box and search through its contents with hassle-free access. It also helps prevent you from tripping over blocks of storage boxes on the limited floor area. Bundle miscellaneous objects, like brooms, in the corner to maximize every square foot of your mini storage.

Tip 5: Hang Over-the-door Organizers

Utilizing the area behind the door will also increase self-storage space and help store small items as well as hang your bags and shoes. Place removable hooks and racks, as well as over-the-door organizers such as tired baskets and pantry door organizers, to hold miscellaneous items deftly in one place.

Tip 6: Seal Clothes in Vacuum Storage Bags

By reducing the volume of bulky winter clothes, heavy comforters, bedsheets and the like, you can reclaim that much-needed storage space. Unlike regular storage bags, vacuum-sealed storage bags are quite convenient for stacking and also effective for protecting your fabrics against wrinkles, mildew, and bugs. In addition, organize your piles of clothes with simple, no-cost storage hacks such as the bundle approach, rolling, and even keeping them in a hollow wardrobe or luggage to avoid using extra containers that eat up precious space in your mini storage unit.

Declutter Your Mini Storage With RedBox

If you follow these recommended space management tips to maximize your storage unit and still run out of storage space, feel free to contact us to rent additional shelves and boxes or upsize your mini storage.

As the largest storage facility in Hong Kong, RedBox Storage offers an extensive range of services, including self-storage, door-to-door storage, business storage, and more. Our priority is helping families and businesses to stay clutter-free, so let your imagination run wild with versatile, hassle-free storage units.

Find your perfect-sized unit using our space calculator and request online availability now.


RedBox Mini Storage, Hong Kong's Premier Storage Provider

RedBox’s storage solutions:

Self Storage | Self-managed storage units to suit every need; 

Door-To-Door Storage | We pick up, store and deliver your items when it suits you; 

Business Storage | We offer tailored and flexible solutions to maximize your business performance; 

Packaging & Merchandise | Everything you need to protect your belongings.

RedBox Mini Storage makes de-cluttering your residence simple and stress-free. For however long you need space, we are here to help. Whether it’s extra furniture, sporting equipment, seasonal clothes or an extensive collection of rare antique books, RedBox Mini Storage has a personal storage solution custom-made for you. Just tell us about your clutter and we’ll advise you the rest of the way. Your valuables are always valued in our care.

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