Self Storage Tips and Tricks

Organization Hacks


At some point in your life, you have probably stood at a spot in your house and felt overwhelmed. Overwhelmed from the chaos, overwhelmed from the amount of stuff you have lying around, or overwhelmed with a never-ending to-do list. We have all been there! We wish we could snap our fingers and suddenly be surrounded by a calm and collected house. We want to help you get to this point! You may find yourself saying that you cannot get rid of anything – that is ok, there are ways around this. To start simply, choose a small space. Figure out if there is anything in that small space that you can afford to get rid of. If so, place it in a donate box. From here, let’s do some organizational magic and see AND feel the results! 1. Separate your items into categories. If you are organizing your pantry this may include snacks, baking, cooking, spices, etc. If you are organizing a bathroom vanity this may include hair accessories, hair products, beauty products, mouth care, first-aid, feminine care, soaps, and shampoos and conditioners. If you are organizing a playroom this may include toys, books, arts & crafts, stuffed animals, and baby toys. If you are organizing a garage this may include car care, sports, bikes, outdoor décor, tools, and equipment. 2. Once your items are separated, decide if you need to buy any organization supplies. This will ensure that items aren’t randomly tossed in a closet and forgotten about. They can be put in a container or hung up, so that it can easily be found again. Organization supplies could include hangers, shelves, containers or bins, small drawer containers, and boxes. 3. After you have placed your items in containers or bins, label, label, label! 4. Neatly stack any containers or hang any items that will be stored in the designated space. 5. Enjoy! Follow these 5 steps for a quick and ...

March 30th, 2023

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Renting a Storage Unit

Storage Unit Tips

Are you in need of extra space to store your belongings? Renting a storage unit is a great solution, but there are some important things to keep in mind before making your decision. Maybe it’s your first time renting a storage unit, or maybe you’ve done this before. Either way, we know that this can be a daunting task. We want to help you make a successful storage decision, so that is why we put together this comprehensive list of things you should keep in mind before renting. Accessibility. There is nothing worse than needing to get something out of your storage unit, but being unable to due to the facility's hours. When you need to get something, you usually don’t want to wait until the next business day to be able to access it. That’s why you should keep in mind how accessible you will need your items to be. Never rent a storage unit with limited hours of access if you know you’ll need quick access to your belongings. At AXS Storage, we offer 24/7 access to all storage units, so you will never be stuck without your items. Pricing. You’ll want to get the most bang for your buck with the unit you choose. A good tip to ensure you’re getting the most for your money is to rent a unit that is the right size. You’d hate to have a lot of extra space in your unit that isn’t being used, because that’s just money wasted. See our previous blog or our storage calculator if you need help determining what size unit to rent. Location. When it comes to location, you should find the perfect balance between convenience and price. First, determine how often you will need to visit your storage unit. If you need to access your unit frequently, it may be worth it for you to pay a little more for a closer facility. However, if you won’t be accessing your unit on a regular basis, ...

November 1st, 2022

How to Determine What Size Storage Unit You Will Need

Storage Unit Tips

Helpful Tips for Determining the Correct Storage Unit Size From moving to a new location, to storing items that just don’t fit in your home, there are multiple reasons why you may need to rent a storage unit. However, one of the most challenging parts of renting a storage unit can be choosing the right size. Especially to an untrained eye, it can be incredibly difficult to guess what unit will be large enough to store your items, without paying for space you don’t need. Take the guess work out of it and follow these simple steps to ensure that you’re choosing the right size unit for your needs. 1. Measure your items If you have a tape measure or ruler at home, it will be extremely helpful to measure all the items that you would like to store in your storage unit. Make a list of all items with their width, height, and depth. Order your items from largest to smallest, putting bulky items like couches, beds, and refrigerators first, and smaller items like boxes, lamps, and chairs last. This will help you get an idea of how much room will be needed. 2. Remember that items can be stacked In order to maximize your storage space, you may want to stack items on top of each other. Just keep in mind that you will always want heavier, more sturdy items on the bottom, with fragile items on top. Be sure to not stack boxes too high, as you wouldn’t want the weight of the stack damaging any of your belongings - or even worse, toppling over! 3. Use our storage calculator For an even more precise measure on what size unit to rent, try using our storage calculator. That’s right, we’ve got a handy tool that allows you to input items you are looking to store, and in turn will give you a size recommendation. We have already included standard sizes of commonly stored items such as beds, refrigerators, and grills. Try ...

October 27th, 2022