Be sure to have a box for everything and everything in a box. But be sure to only use sturdy boxes, since that’s what will keep your valuables safe, and will help maximize your space.
You’ll need to be able to get to things in the back of your unit. Leave yourself at least a small path for access.
Number your boxes and make a list of what each box contains. This will save you time and headaches later.
If you’re storing clothes which normally hang in a closet, try to store them in a wardrobe carton.
Take your time when packing dishes and glasses. Wrap them up and cushion them with crumpled newsprint. Also, keep them light but tight so you can move and transport them safely.
In packing your storage unit, put the heaviest things on the bottom and big things in the back of your unit. You’ll also want to consider if you’re going to want to get to anything while it’s in storage. Nothing is more frustrating than knowing you have to move twenty boxes to get to your books.
Drain fluids from appliances or equipment before you store them. This is helpful for both maintenance and will keep your valuables safe.
When storing long term, consider using shelving. This will let you organize your items for easy access. Just ask our storage geniuses, and they can provide the right shelving for you.
Fill the box! If the box is getting heavy, use crumpled newsprint to fill the rest of it. This will keep the box sturdy and will add cushion to whatever is inside.
Go undercover. Use furniture and mattress covers to protect your items from dust, scratching or rips that might come from bumping against other hard items.