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Packing Tips for Storing Household Items

Don't Give Up! Follow our helpful tips and you'll be an expert at effectively packing your storage boxes

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What TO do when packing...

  • Keep boxes off the floor - Use pallets or 2 x 4’s, plywood
  • Make a plan as to how you’re going to arrange your items in your unit
  • Leave an aisle in the center of your unit so that you have a walk way to the back of the unit
  • Label the boxes on all six sides and keep a list for easy reference.
  • When packing boxes fill them without making them too heavy to lift
  • Use same size boxes for easier stacking
  • When wrapping collectibles or anything breakable, tape it after you wrap it.
  • Use bubble wrap or unprinted paper to wrap breakables.
  • Clothing and draperies should be stored in wardrobe boxes on hangers.
  • Mark all boxes that have 'Fragile' contents
  • Always put the heavier boxes on the bottom and the lighter ones on top of the heavier ones.
  • Sofas, loveseats, and mattresses may be stored on end to save space
  • To protect your items cover them with moving pads, sheets, or light blankets
  • Disassemble items such as tables, bed frames, etc. This will save space.
  • Pack books flat to protect their spines.
  • Drain and clean all debris (including gas) from all equipment before you store them.
  • Use good quality disc lock on your storage unit
  • Purchase the insurance. If your belongings are worth storing, they are worth insuring.

What NOT to do when packing...

  • Do not use plastic to cover your belongings. It retains moisture.
  • Do not store any food items. This will prevent any unwanted guests
  • Do not pack your boxes so that they are too heavy to carry them
  • Do not use printed newspaper for wrapping. The ink may smudge and get on your items.
  • Do not forget to clean appliances before you store them.
  • Do not store any toxins or flammables such as paint, oil, or gasoline.