Storage & Packing Tips

 

Storage & Packing Tips

 

Make packing easier by planning ahead. Gather up plenty of sturdy, corrugated cartons, packing paper, bubble wrap, sealing tape and marker pens, along with any furniture covers and more.

Packing supplies are essential to storage your belongings safely.

Packing Tips

  • Boxes that are tightly sealed with packing tape will prevent dust from entering
  • Pack heavy items such as books and tools in small boxes. For easier handling limit the weight of all cartons, regardless of size, from 30lbs. or less
  • Pack books flat to protect their spines. Line cartons with plastic and fill empty spaces with packing paper
  • Hang clothes and draperies in wardrobe boxes
  • Pack lamps and lampshades in individual boxes. Use plenty of clean paper or clothing for padding

Storage Tips

  • Store items you'll need most often at the front of the unit
  • When you pack your storage unit, create a center aisle for access to all items
  • Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers and other items with small engines
  • Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes
  • Mattresses should be covered and stored flat on level surfaces