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Packing Tips

Items in storage units should be packed with care. Without proper organization, you may be wasting valuable space as well as running the risk of damaging your valuables.

Below are tips on how to properly pack different items in your storage unit. 

Stay Organized

Before putting your things in a box, make sure to label them and assign each item to its respective container. 

It may also be beneficial to label what boxes may be filled with fragile items to ensure your and other people who access your unit know to handle them with care. 

Take Care When Stacking Boxes

Your bottom boxes should be strong enough to withstand the weight of all other boxes being placed on top of them. It is also beneficial to stack larger, heavier boxes at the bottom to increase the strength of your stack. 

 

Mirrors and Glass

Pack breakables in bubble wrap or packing paper. Wrap mirrors and picture frames with bubble wrap. Also Store mirrors and frames standing on end, never flat.

Use Wardrobe Boxes for Clothes

When packing clothes we recommend that you make use of clothes or wardrobe boxes where you can. Hang the clothes inside to ensure that they retain their shape.

Storing Tools and Equipment

When preparing metal tools and equipment for storage, you should drain these of fuel completely. A rub down with some oil will also help to prevent rust from forming.

Keep Accessibility in Mind

Stack boxes in such as way that each box can be easily accessed. Don’t store stacks and stacks of boxes together. Make an aisle that will allow you to access a box without having to move anything out of the way.

You can also plan to store the most used items up front for ease of access. 

Dismantle Furniture to Save Space

For instance, to store a table, you can remove the legs. Just be sure that all bolts and screws are kept in a labeled container and that you actually know how to put the piece of furniture back again.