How to Effectively Organise your Self-Storage Container

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Getting Started

The more organised your storage container means more space for your belongings.
It also gives ease of access to locate stored things.

Here are 5 simple steps on how to effectively organise your self-storage container.


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Step 1: Use Clear Heavy Duty Containers

Protect your belongings from moisture, dirt and fabric-damaging pests with a good heavy-duty container.

Clear is preferable as you can easily see the contents.

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Step 2: Label Everything

Labelling makes things easy to find and put back.

Box labels that are visible from all sides

Be sure to label clear containers too!


Step 3: Install Shelving

Make room for accessibility by getting everything off the floor and onto the wall with shelving. Our Insta Container Shelf system is a great option. It’s made to handle everything. It’s easy to install, or we can install it for you.

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Step 4: Organise Items On Shelves

Stack your labelled containers on your shelves.

Put the items you most frequently access on the lower shelves. Use the top shelves for things you access less often.

Step 5: Create Zones

Group the same type of items together on your shelves to create zones. And make sure to put things back where they came from after you use them. You now have a system that everyone can use.


Make sure when you create the layout of your storage container that you’re placing the items you access most often toward the entrance of the unit. Items that are used less often such as old seating can be placed toward the back.



Standby Self Storage Ltd is a family-owned and operated business specialising in self-storage in Aylesbury, Croydon, Epsom, Horsham, West Molesey & Worthing. We have over 50 years of experience in letting self-storage units around West Sussex and Surrey.

Our priority is to ensure your needs are fulfilled whether it is for business or personal storage. All our units are clean, dry and secure with 24/7 CCTV monitoring. Offering a wide range of differently sized units from 32 to 320 sq.ft with easy ‘drive-up’ access, within secure electric-gated compounds.

We also offer a large range of other self-storage services in Horsham & West Molesey such as boxes and moving materials, racking and shelving rental. We are also happy to recommend a suitable removals services to handle your move to and from your storage unit.



Standby Self-Storage has 6 branches to serve you!  Contact us!

Horsham Branch
The Storage Yard, Foundry Lane, Horsham, RH13 5PX

Molesey Branch
4 Island Farm Avenue, West Molesey, Surrey, KT8 2UZ

Croydon Branch
1a Brading Road, Croydon, CR0 3BR

Epsom Branch
2a Lower Court Road, Epsom, KT19 8SH

Aylesbury Branch
Creighton Road, Woodham, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0QE

Worthing Branch
STANDBY SELF STORAGE, Highdown Industrial Park, Worthing, BN12 6PG



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