If you are moving soon and de-cluttering your home to help it sell quicker or your growing business needs extra storage for excess stock or equipment, then it might be time to get a self-storage unit. Not only can self store be a secure, cost effective solution, it also gives you easy access to your items. With this in mind these top packing tips will not only make your transition in to store smoother, but also help you locate your items quickly and efficiently, when the need arises.
This is probably the most important self storage tip. Stack your larger items of furniture, such as sofas or tables at the bottom of your storage unit. This prevents the most delicate items from being squashed or damaged whilst they are in store.
Make sure that you label each box clearly with a permanent marker pen. You will then be able to easily see what is in each box and quickly locate the items that you are looking for when you visit your storage unit.
Ensure that you know everything that is in your storage unit by making a list. The ideal method is to make a list as you pack for storage and then cross check this with another list as you put your items in to the storage unit. You can then see if anything has been forgotten or misplaced.
Boxes should not be overloaded and the heavy items should be placed on the bottom of the box so that fragile items are not crushed. Your boxes then should be stacked evenly with the biggest on the bottom.
Place any items that you think you may need in the near future to the front of your storage unit. This could include seasonal stock, clothing or tools. You will then be able to easily access them without unloading and repacking your entire storage unit.
Ease the Squeeze has various sized storage units available to rent, plus a range of professional grade packing boxes, wrapping paper, bubble wrap and tape on hand to buy - find you nearest self store.