How to Efficiently Pack Goods in Storage

Two Parts:Preparing for StorageStoring Your Goods

Packing your stuff is not an easy task. There are important things for you to consider for it to become efficient.

Part 1
Preparing for Storage

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    Make an estimate of the replacement value of every item you store in order to help with accurate insurance policies and in cases of unforeseen damage within the self-storage facility.
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    Buy high quality sturdy boxes as well as packing materials. Be aware that box strength degrades with use. Know that if you purchase boxes of similar sizes, it will become a lot easier to stack them securely within the self storage facility and will certain save you space.
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    Consider buying wardrobe or clothes boxes for your clothes. With this, you simply hang the clothes in them and they will keep their shape.

Part 2
Storing Your Goods

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    You have to place all your things in a box. All that is left unboxed will get dirty and more prone to damage.
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    When filling the boxes, you have to place the heavier items at the bottom and the lighter items on top.
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    Fill boxes to capacity when possible in order to avoid breakages but remember to avoid making them too heavy. You can use paper or towels to fill spaces whenever necessary.
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    Label all boxes legibly so you can identify the contents and keep an inventory.
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    Do not pack your things into sealed plastic bag since humidity can cause mildew. You must also avoid storing wet items because they can cause water damage, mildew or mould.
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    When storing books, pack them flat to avoid damaging their spines.
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    For mirrors and pictures, wrap them in protective covering like bubble wrap and stack them on their ends. These items must not be stored flat. Remember to label them fragile.

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