How to Pack for Self Storage

Three Methods:Packing GoodsPacking Specialty ItemsPacking Your Room

Placing a box full of goods in the attic and other storage places is good, but you want to make sure your items are well protected inside your box and other containers. This guide will help you how to properly pack objects in your containers.

Method 1
Packing Goods

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    Only pack dry goods in order to prevent mildew.
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    Use the same size boxes will better utilize space.
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    Take home more boxes than you think you need.
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    Use small boxes for heavier items and large boxes for lighter goods.
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    Number your boxes and mark contents on both sides.
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    Use plenty of packing material. Bubble wrap, towels, blankets, pillows, and paperwork well. If you use normal newspaper, the ink may bleed and cause permanent damage.

Method 2
Packing Specialty Items

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    Use specialty boxes like wardrobe boxes and dishpacks for dishes, glasses and clothing.
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    Tie appliance doors shut with rope.
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    Fasten bed rails together with rope and keep mattresses clean with mattress covers.
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    Wrap paper around chair legs and protect them with chair covers.
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    Use dishpack cartons. Fill bottom, sides, and top with extra packing material. Use specialized foam, paper, or light bubble wrap. Don’t forget to mark these boxes as fragile.
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    With lamps, remove lightbulbs and lampshades. Pack the shades in their own box with plenty of packing paper.
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    Wrap mirrors in plain paper or light bubble wrap and place in special mirror boxes.
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    Stand sofas on end to save space and cover your sofas with plastic covers and blankets.

Method 3
Packing Your Room

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    Leaving a hallway in a larger room will allow you easier access to your goods.
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    Place items that you will need frequent access to in the front of the room.
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    Shelving helps you maximize and organize space while allowing you easier access to your goods.
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    Put the heaviest items on the bottom and cover furniture with dust covers or furniture blankets.

Tips

  • Relocation is one the primary reasons for hiring storing areas on a temporary or a permanent basis. When shifting to a new location people hire storehouses to keep their furniture for some days before they find for themselves a suitable house in the new location. After that they shift the items to the new address. Some people who relocate do not do not carry some items that might suffer damage during transportation. Examples of these are fragile items such as expensive antiques and decoration pieces. People keep them in storehouses under good care on a permanent basis.
  • A self storage center is a place where people keep their household or office items. These are generally paid real estate offices that are run with a profit motive by operators who are dedicated for this purpose. People hire these storehouses for various reasons some of which are stated below.
  • A self storage center can be easily located in any area using online directory services. One can store furniture, toys, gardening equipment, vehicles, clothing and a lot of other items in the storehouses.
  • Shortage of area is another reason why people opt to keep things in paid storehouses. Owing to overpopulation problems and the slackening economy, enough room for accommodating a lot of things are not available in household and office. People have to cram up things in insufficient areas and as a result they get damaged.
  • Many people dump excess household articles in garages. These articles are neglected and overtime they get damaged. Household attics are also not good enough for storing excess furniture, boxes, kitchenware, old appliances etc. because they are generally not well illuminated or cleaned. A self storage center is a better option, on the other hand, because these areas are cleaned regularly and well illuminated. They have all the modern amenities to preserve the articles in a neat and secure manner for a long time. Dark and dirty places tend to become a haven for termites, moths, rodents and harmful bacteria and fungi which cause immense damage to the articles in the attics and also nurture an unhygienic atmosphere in these areas.
  • Redecoration and repairing parts of a house or an office structure might be another good reason to shift articles to storehouses. While any repair work is going on, the articles might be a hindrance to smooth working. Shifting them to self storage center will keep the items away from the site of the construction work so that the work can be carried on in a smooth manner. There is no time limit on storing items. After the modifications and repair work is done these items can be shifted back to the house.
  • Storehouses can be hired for preserving official documents and extra office equipment and accessories when the place in the office becomes insufficient for storing the office bulk. Instead of keeping these items in small sized cabinets where they might be crammed for lack of area, these items can be kept in a self storage center where adequate care will be taken for them.
  • Storehouses come very handy for students who stay in crowded bachelor accommodations and do not have place for keeping their books, sports gear, music equipment etc. The books kept in the storehouses will be maintained well for a long time.


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