Packing and Storage Tips

What to do, and what NOT to do, BEFORE, and During the Self Storage Unit Rental Process

Before Moving Storage
  • Purchase packing materials
  • Purge and toss anything you really do not want anymore
  • Sort through, separate and organize everything you want to keep and store
  • Pack the stuff you won't need until after you move
  • Pack a separate “emergency” box with things you'll need on the day before and the day of the move.
During The Process of Moving Your Storage
  • Remove wheels from everything with wheels
  • Disassemble appropriate items
  • Tape nuts and bolts to the piece of furniture they go with
  • Label boxes with its contents and which room it gets moved to
  • Use packing materials such as bubble wrap, packing paper, old towels, etc. when packing fragile items
  • Mark boxes with breakables as FRAGILE
  • Spread the weight of heavy items over several boxes
  • Mark heavy boxes to help avoid injury
  • Make sure boxes are completely sealed
  • Disconnect appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers
Self Storage Rental Tips
  • Place cardboard, pallets or some sort of covering on the storage unit floor
  • Shelves that you used for storage at home also work great in a storage unit
  • Drawers - store lots of things besides socks and silverware
  • Couch cushions make soft places for breakables
  • Store long things vertically
  • Store glass and mirrors between mattresses
  • Place smaller and lighter things on top
  • Start at the back of the storage unit and work forward. Try storing odd shaped objects on top of washers, dryers, fridge …. Or towards the front of the unit
  • Group like items as much as possible
  • Use hand carts…they make the job easier
  • Avoid using plastic garbage bags for storage…they can promote mildew
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