Organizing your Basement

Basements can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. It all depends on what you do with the space. Rather than leaving it as a catch all for all the junk you can’t find a place for, you can organize your belongings with the steps below or rent a storage unit at Ogden Self Storage to use the space for other purposes. Use the process below to help you get started.

Sort it Out

Before you can have your basement transformed into the space you have always wanted, you will need to empty out its contents and sort through all of the items you have been storing. Creating piles of items that you will keep, toss, donate, or store. Be picky when it comes to the things you are thinking about keeping. For your sentimental items you just can’t seem to part with but don’t have the space for, you can trust Ogden Self Storage to keep them out of harm’s way.

Create Zones

Before you start putting everything back into your basement in an organized manner, you will need to create zones. Each zone should have a function and/or have similar items being stored together. For example, if you are using your basement primarily for storage you will want to keep all of your camping gear in one area, tools in another, and kitchen accessories in an area that is easy to reach. If you are creating a play room and office space you can use room dividers to separate the areas.

Contain your Items

To achieve ultimate organization you will want to invest in containers for the majority of your items. Not only will these containers keep everything together, it will also protect them from unexpected spills, dust, and dirt. Plastic bins with sealable lids are the best for storing the majority of your items. Remember to label and place your bins in an organized fashion. Buying and installing shelving is a great way to keep your bins organized and off of the floor.

Whether you are just organizing your basement for storage use or are creating new room-like additions to your home, we at Ogden Self Storage can help. Having a storage unit with us will free up the space you have always needed in your home. Call or stop by our facility today to learn more about our current offers.