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How to Keep Track of Items in Storage

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Storing items and belongings is a helpful way to free up space around your home, business, or property. Whether you need storage space for holiday decorations, extra inventory, or a move to a new place, it’s helpful to have a secure area to store things away.

But it’s easy to lose track of what you’ve put into your storage. Sometimes, it becomes an “out of sight, out of mind” situation, but this can be a problem when looking for your belongings again.

If you need some tips on how to keep track of the items that you choose to store long-term, read this guide from Slater Transfer & Storage.

Tip 1: Take Pictures on Your Phone

If you’re like many people, you probably look at your phone often to take pictures there. If you take photographs on your cell phone of the items you are storing, creating a folder to refer back to these images when you have questions about what you put in storage is easy. This idea is a simple way to manage your stuff that doesn’t take much time. The only downside is you may not want to take up storage space on your phone.

Tip 2: Create a Spreadsheet

While photos are an excellent way to track what you have stored, spreadsheets are also a great method. You can use Google Sheets for free if you don’t have Excel. There’s no one right way to organize a spreadsheet, so you can do what makes the most sense to you.

However, one method is to label each box and include a list of items next to the box number on the spreadsheet.

Also, if you need tips on packing for a move or storing stuff in a storage container, check out this blog.

Tip 3: Try Using an App

Did you know there are apps that can help you manage your storage or any inventory space? There are even multiple options. These apps are an excellent way to write down, organize, add, and delete what you have stored. So, if you’re not into making spreadsheets, an app does much of that work for you.

Secure Storage for Any Inventory

Do you need some extra room to store your items during a move? At Slater Transfer & Storage, we provide long-term secure storage along with our comprehensive moving services. We also provide short-term storage with access fees if you need to access your stored items more frequently. Keep your items safe and secure at our facility. Contact us to learn more or to get started on storing your belongings with us.