Top 10 Packing Tips

There's no dodging the fact that moving all of your belongings is a gigantic hassle, but we've devised a list of our favorite tips that we think will save you lots of time and money when it's time to move.

  1. It's best to avoid storing items in plastic bags, as they are less sturdy and absorb moisture.
  2. To aid in stacking, pack in same size boxes whenever possible.
  3. Clean items like clothing, blankets, drapery or furniture before packing them away to prevent germs and dirt from being transported to a new location and odors from spreading throughout your storage unit.
  4. Don't make boxes too heavy. Use larger boxes for light stuff and smaller ones for the heavy stuff.
  5. Stack your books flat, as opposed to standing them on end, which could damage the spine.
  6. Store your framed mirrors and artwork vertically rather than flat.
  7. Label your boxes clearly (on more than one side!). It's a good idea to provide yourself with a short list of inventory in addition to a general description, like "office supplies".
  8. Polish your wood before packing to give it extra protection from unnecessary again from the elements.
  9. Consider using a climate controlled storage unit for things like electronics, valuable paper materials, and furs, which often do best at colder temperatures.
  10. Don't fill out your storage unit entirely, so consider a larger space than you think you will need. You will want ample room to get around in addition to leaving the space properly ventilated.
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