3 Ways to Maximize Small Storage Space

If your home has become cluttered and cramped by belongings you can’t get rid of just yet, Tidewater Drive Storage Center has an affordable solution. We offer secure, climate-controlled units of all sizes. If you need room to keep small items or the contents of an entire house, there’s a unit here where you can fit everything.

We understand, too, if you’re on a budget. Our $1 first month specials and military discounts are available to anyone who qualifies, and we’re more than happy to help you find the right-sized unit for your stuff. We also want to help you make the most of the space you rent from us, especially if you have a smaller unit.

Think of a small self-storage space as a walk-in closet. It looks spacious when empty, but as you add your belongings you might wonder if you have enough room for it all. The key to maximizing a small unit comes in planning ahead.

Do you need more space in your home closets? Self-storage gives you room!

Stacked and Sturdy

For small objects, use bins and boxes that won’t buckle under heavy weight. Boxes can be stacked along the walls of a unit, but be careful not to go too high. You want to be able to retrieve top boxes when needed.

Flat objects, like framed posters and paintings, should be stacked upright if possible. Wrap delicate works in bubble wrap for added protection.

Break it Down

Storing furniture, large toys, and other equipment can cause some headaches. We offer free rental of a moving truck to get your things to our facility, and once you’re here take a moment to determine if any large items can be dismantled and packed in a box to preserve space in your unit.

Hang it Up

Changes in season mean a change in wardrobe, and it’s not uncommon for people to use self-storage to supplement closet space. If you plan to pack away your family’s summer clothes, consider a movable rack with a double-rod setup. Hanging clothes instead of storing them in boxes may allow you more room in your unit.

One thing to remember, no matter how you stack your stuff, make sure there’s room for you to access boxes and bags from your Norfolk self-storage unit. Contact us at Tidewater Drive Storage Center for more information on finding the right unit for your needs.