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Live in a Small Apartment? Self Storage is for You!

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If you live in a small apartment, you know just how important it is to maximize storage space. While there are plenty of tips and tricks to help organize your belongings, there's no way to add square footage--except a self storage unit, of course! Here's what to know about self storage, plus a few ideas to help organize your space.

Why Apartments and Self Storage Go Hand-in-Hand

There are plenty of reasons to call an apartment your home. Maybe you're a young single person just starting out on your own. Perhaps you sold your previous house and have put the buying process on hold thanks to a highly competitive real estate market. Of course, there's always the possibility that you like the simplicity of having a small space.

Whatever the reason, you're officially an apartment dweller--and that means you've probably grappled with storage issues on more than one occasion. Luckily, self storage units are a perfect match for your needs. Here are just a few reasons self storage makes so much sense:

It's local.

Whether you're storing items long-term or need regular access, one thing's for sure: It doesn't make sense to keep your stuff in some distant spot. The good news is that Elevate Self Storage is centrally located in Meridian--which means that, no matter where your apartment is located, you can quickly and easily reach your items.

It's reliable.

With climate-controlled units, advanced security, and even a software system that allows your phone to be your key, the Elevate self storage experience is reliably excellent. You can count on us to protect your belongings in the ways that matter most.

It's flexible.

Not sure how long you'll need a self storage unit? No problem--we're flexible and can work with you to find the rental length that match your situation. We also have different unit sizes, which means no amount of stuff is "too much stuff" (even if your apartment makes you think otherwise!).

It's convenient.

Whether you're downsizing from a huge home or just waiting for the housing market to level out, the truth is that self storage is about to become your best friend. You need breathing room to organize your most important belongings, choose what to get rid of, and protect valuables--and those are just a few things self storage can do for apartment-dwellers like you.

Organizing a Self Storage Unit (and Your Apartment)

Although you can use a self storage unit in all kinds of ways, it's smart to tackle this space with a game plan--one that complements your living situation. Here are a few tips to help you get (and stay) organized, both in the unit and at home:

#1: Deal with documents.

Documents are important, but they don't always have to live on paper. You might use your self storage unit as a place to keep physical files while you're digitizing the others.

#2: Get smart about shelves.

Shelves are a great way to maximize tight spaces. However, a shelf that works in your apartment might not be a great fit for your self storage unit, so think ahead before choosing your shelf options. For example, a home shelf might be tall and skinny to give you more room to walk, while a self storage shelf can be shorter and wider so you can safely store and reach bigger, heavier items.

#3: Cut the clutter.

Although a self storage unit is a great place to put stuff when you're not sure whether you want to keep it, you should also consider cutting clutter whenever you can. As you choose what to store and what to leave in your apartment, take the opportunity to think about whether you need or want different belongings. You can also use self storage as a kind of "cooling off" period, where you put an item away for a few weeks or months to decide if you miss having it--and if you don't, you have your answer.


Self storage is a perfect solution for people who live in apartments, no matter how you ended up in this small space in the first place. That's because self storage units are reliable, flexible, convenient, and local--and they make apartment organization a little easier, too.

Contact us today for help choosing the self storage unit that will fit your apartment life!