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Packing and Boxes: The ABCs of Smart Packing
Packing your belongings for self storage can be a daunting task. It's important to take the time and do it correctly, or you may find yourself in a messy and frustrating situation once you are ready to access your stored items. After all, you don't want to waste time orgainizing piles of stuff when the time comes for you to reclaim them, right? At Storage Nunhead, we suggest that our customers think through their packing approach prior to bringing their items into our facility. Here is a simple guide to make sure packing goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Choosing the Right Boxes
When it comes to choosing boxes, don't just grab any old boxes from around your home or office, as they tend to be too weak and flimsy for long-term storage. Rather than using cardboard boxes, opt for corrugated plastic containers which are durable and lightweight. If budget is an issue, plastic storage bins are often available second-hand at thrift stores or on websites like Craigslist or Ebay.
Labeling Your Boxes
In order to make unloading and accessing your items go smoothly, we suggest labeling each box upon packing it with its contents. Be sure to mention what type of items are inside of the box, as well as which room they belong in (if applicable). This will save you a lot of time when the time comes to locate specific items!
Getting Organized With Shelves
If you plan on storing heavy items like furniture pieces or outdoor decor such as grills or patio sets, then consider investing in some shelving units for self storage. These shelves help keep items off of the ground and make it easier for you to access items that have been stored away. Install these shelves prior to placing your belongings into storage - this way you can organize them accordingly without worrying about constantly having to move them around afterwards.
Protecting Your Belongings
Finally, be sure to protect the items inside of your boxes before storing them away with us at Storage Nunhead. Wrap fragile items securely in bubble wrap or packing paper to avoid damage that could occur during transportation or while in storage. You will also want to cover furniture with drop cloths or blankets and seal against pests with double duct tape around the edges of any doors or drawers. We also suggest taking photos of delicate antiques before boxing them up just in case any damage should occur while they are being stored - insurance companies may require these photos as proof of how an item looked prior to storage in order to claim damages.
Ultimately, if you take the time upfront to pack your belongings properly then you won't needlessly experience any hiccups once you arrive at Storage Nunhead. As always, our team is available seven days a week by phone at should you have any questions regarding proper packing techniques or anything else related to self storage!