Celebrate National Organize Your Files Week in April

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The third full week in April is designated as National Organize Your Files Week. Gainesville doesn’t celebrate it with fireworks, cakes or parties, and you won’t get time off work, but it’s an important opportunity to prevent stacks of random papers from taking over your home or office, and place important files where you can find them. Unfortunately, if you’re like many Floridians, you may not have room to keep all your papers at home or work. If you’re running out of space, Devon Self Storage in Gainesville, FL is the perfect solution. Storing your files in a climate controlled unit ensures they won’t be damaged by the insects, moisture or mold that are so prevalent in the South.

Know What to Keep and What to Toss

Organizing files isn’t as difficult as it seems. Simply categorize them as one of three types: files that require action, files that serve as reference and files you won’t need again. Files that require action include unpaid invoices, legal notices and time-sensitive offers. Reference files could be valid product warranties, user manuals or old tax documents. Files you can throw out include pay stubs from last decade and car maintenance records for vehicles you no longer own. Because these files may contain sensitive information, dispose of them safely by shredding them.

Tips for Organizing Files in a Storage Unit

Before you place your files in self storage at a Gainesville, FL facility, you’ll need to decide how you’re going to pack and store them. The following tips can help.

  • Before storing, make digital backups of important documents.
  • Use sturdy cardboard boxes with lids for easy access to files.
  • Don’t use newspaper as filler; the ink can rub off and ruin your files.
  • For extremely sensitive documents, consider using a locking file cabinet.
  • Place files you are most likely to need at the front of the unit.
  • Label boxes clearly, so you can find files quickly.

Finding Self Storage Units Gainesville Florida Homes and Businesses Trust

Devon Self Storage is here to help with any of your search for self storage in Gainesville, Florida! We’ll help you figure out what unit size and type you want, and walk you through the entire process. Our climate controlled units come in many different sizes, and our secure location will ensure the safety of your business information. Check us out today!

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