Love To Craft? Rent A Storage Unit For All Your Supplies

Crafting not only takes a lot of time, it also takes up a lot of space. If you love to be creative and craft, but just do not have enough space in your house for your hobby, you should rent a climate-controlled storage unit at a self storage facility. It is a great place to store your supplies and even get a little work done.

The Best Type Of Storage Unit For Crafting

To start off with, you want to keep your craft supplies safe inside of your storage unit. The best way to do that is by renting a climate-controlled storage unit. That way, your crafting supplies will not be subjected to temperature changes throughout the year. Excessive heat and humidity can cause your crafting papers to curl up and can ruin any photos that you have stored with your craft supplies. That is why a climate-controlled unit is the best place to store your craft supplies.

The Best Type Of Storage Unit For Crafting

The size of the storage unit really depends on how you plan to use the space. If all of your craft supplies would fit inside of two or three plastic bins, and you just want a place to store your craft supplies outside of your house, you need to rent a small unit. A 5 ft x 5 ft unit, which is about the size of a small closet, will fit your plastic bins.

However, if you want to use your storage unit as a place to both store your crafting supplies and get some work done, you should go with a larger unit. Both a 5 ft x 15 ft unit and a 10 ft x 10 ft unit are about the size of a small room and will give you enough space to store your items and set up a workspace as well. 

If you use an electrical outlet for any of your crafting needs, and you plan on getting a little work done inside of your storage unit as well, ask the storage manager if you can rent a unit with an electrical outlet.

Setting Up Your Storage Unit

If you want to make the best use of your storage unit, you need to set it up correctly. You do not want to just pile your craft supplies inside of your storage unit. Before you move your craft supplies, you need to sort and store all of your craft items inside of either labeled plastic storage bins or cardboard boxes.

You do not want to just stack your craft supply boxes up on the ground. If water were to ever get inside of your unit, your supplies would be ruined.

Instead, you should purchase an adjustable shelving unit. You can place all of your craft boxes on the shelves. This will keep allow you to easily access your craft supplies while keeping them safe from moisture.  

If you plan on working inside of your unit, you should purchase a folding plastic table as well as a few folding chairs. They are easy to move around, set up and take up very little space.

If you need some extra space for your craft supplies, you need to talk to your local self storage facility about renting a unit today. You can rent a small unit just to keep your supplies in, or you can rent a larger unit and use it for storage as well as a work space.