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Unlock the Potential of Your Basement With These Storage Ideas

Are you looking for basement storage ideas to make your space more productive? Cool Spring Storage Center in Milton, DE has some great ideas to help make the most out of every inch! Whether your basement is unfinished or finished, we have storage tips for homeowners like yourself who want to uncover extra living area without sacrificing functionality. Read on to learn how to make the most of your basement storage!

4 Basement Storage Ideas for Efficient Use of Your Space

1. Moisture Protection in Long-Term Storage

It’s important to be proactive when storing items in your basement. Make sure they’re packaged with moisture proof containers and air tight packaging, you don’t want mold! A dehumidifier can also help maintain conditions for long-term basement storage. If you ever experience flooding in your basement, you’ll be glad you took these precautions.

2. Use Wall and Ceiling Space

Do you have a basement that doubles as both storage and a hangout spot? Don’t worry, we have ideas for keeping it spacious enough for visitors. You can use shelving units or hooks on the walls to keep walkways clear. There are a variety of shelving options available to suit your needs. You can find affordable temporary storage that will hold the weight for an extended period of time or invest more with permanent built-in shelves. Toys, bikes, tools and linens can all be organized nicely on these fixtures so they’re out of sight – but not too far away when needed. If your ceilings are high enough, you might even consider using ceiling space for storage by installing ceiling hooks.

3. Use a Clothing Rack

As the temperature changes, so does your wardrobe. Organize your offseason clothing on clothing racks in basement storage. Clothing racks are perfect for hanging bulky winter coats, snow suits and lesser-worn formal attire. Your items will be well-preserved until the next time you need them and they will be organized in a neat and tidy vertical space, keeping your floors free of clutter. Clothing racks are a great extension for your closet!

4. Section Off the Room

The basement is a perfect place to store your belongings, as well as to entertain guests. If you don’t have enough space for everything and it’s starting feel cramped, consider a creative solution like room dividers. If you have an available closet, we recommend tucking away items behind closed doors so guests can enjoy your clean open area. If you do not have closets or nooks, get creative while sectioning off your living space from your storage space with additions like: 

Rent More Space Close to Home with Cool Spring Storage Center in Milton, DE

After reading our tips, are you thinking about taking on a basement remodel? Our self storage facility near you in Milton, DE is here to help you throughout the remodeling process! Cool Spring Storage Center on Lewes Georgetown Hwy has indoor, temperature controlled storage units to protect your belongings from the elements as well as drive-up storage units for easy access and convenience. We also have outdoor parking for your vehicle, RV storage, or boat storage needs.

Unsure of where to start? Use our storage calculator to determine what size unit you will need, and check out our list of self storage FAQs to answer any questions that come up through the rental process. You can take advantage of our online rentals to rent your storage unit on the go or from the comfort of your home. Rent the space you need here with us so you can take advantage of the space you have at home in your basement!

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About the Author: Paige is a Social Media Coordinator at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She brings the most useful storage tips and tricks to your social media feed and loves a good self-storage pun. Beyond work, Paige spends her free time traveling extensively, her most recent trip being the Andes Mountain region of Bolivia.