Ask the pros!
If you have a question about moving
and storage, feel free to ask us.
We've also compiled convenient
lists of moving and packing tips
to aid in your move. Also, be sure
to check our Boxes
& Supplies for a list
of what you'll need!
For Storage Packing
Tips to Save You Time & Money
Organizing Your Space
- Determine the
packing supplies you will need.
- Secure locks,
bubble wrap, drop cloths, packing tape,
mattress & furniture covers, bungee
cords, markers, boxcutters, labels,
- Remember to lift
with your legs, not your back. Enlist
the help of others for larger or
heavier items to avoid injury.
- Label boxes on
several sides. Take home a list of
labeled boxes for easy reference
when you need to find your goods.
- Leave air space
around the perimeter of your storage
space to aid ventilation.
- Disassemble tables
and shelves and store them on their
sides to save space. Be sure to wrap
and mark all the parts for reassembly.
- Seal all of your
boxes with packing tape. This helps
make the boxes sturdier when you
- Leave a walkway
to the rear of your unit so you can
easily access all of your items.
- For safety,
refrigerators and freezers should
be stored with their doors removed.
You can use the space inside of
them as extra storage.
- Use all the space
available, including the height.
- Place frequently
used items near the door.
loading the truck to bring your
items to Storage Plus, you can save
time by gathering all your items
into one room near the door.
the keys or codes to gates to your
storage unit in a safe place, and have
For Storage Packing
- Box everything
you can, and fill boxes to capacity.
Partially full or bulking boxes may
collapse or tip. Use tissue paper
or ink-free packing paper to fill
the remaining space to prevent the
box from collapsing. Do not use newspaper
as the ink can stain items.
- Choose the right
size box. This will help you stack
your boxes in your unit properly.
- Use tape on the
top and bottom of your boxes for
added strength and to keep out dust.
- Place clothing
items in wardrobe boxes to save space
and keep the clothes in the best
- Clearly label all
boxes so you can identify the contents
and keep inventory.
- Make a master
list of all your belongings as
you pack the boxes. Number the boxes,
and note the number on the list.
This will make things easier to find
in the future.
- Mark your most
needed items as "Important" and store
them together near the door of you
unit for quick and easy access.
- Use linens, curtains,
etc to pad fragile items. For really
fragile items, use bubble wrap for
extra protection. Clearly label the
boxes as fragile.
- Pack books and
other heavy items in smaller boxes,
which makes them easier to carry
and move. Load heavy items towards
to bottom of the box.
- Store books, CDs
and records flat to avoid damaging
- Mirrors and pictures
need extra protection in a self-storage
facility. Stack them on their ends
and securely wrap them in bubble
wrap. Pictures and mirrors should
never be stored flat.
- Before storage, separate lamp bases
and lamp shades, and securely wrap
the bases for protection.
- Stack chairs seat to seat.
- For added protection of your wood
furniture, wrap all corners and legs
in bubble tape.
- When packing electronics
such as computers or home equipment
systems, bundle your cables and note
locations for assembly later. If
you have saved the original boxes
and packing materials, you should
use it. Otherwise, use packing peanuts.
- Pack your computer
disks separately and protect them
from magnetic exposure. You should
always back up your important files
before storing a computer.
- Drain fuel tanks of lawn mowers
and cars. Fuel is one of the several
thnigs that you cannot store in a
storage unit facility.
5 Tips to Save You Time
1. Know Your Manager.
Sharyn Lobell is the manager at Storage
Plus. But she is not just a manager; she specializes in storage
facilities, and works hard to make sure your needs are met. Feel
free to call her with any questions you have, as she is always
willing to help!
2. Know What Size Unit You Need.
Discuss your needs with your manager, who will help you find the size that best suits your items.
3. Know What Type of Unit You Need.
Climate controlled or non-climate controlled?
Your manager can help you find the
type of unit that your items will
4. Know How
See our 10 Tips to Storage Packing.
5. Know The Facility.
Knowing what features Storage Plus offers you will help you cut out unnecessary costs and headache. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
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