Storing Fragile Items Safely in Self Storage

Anything that can be moved if it is packed up correctly can be taken to your storage unit. Some considerations are in order, however, so they don’t fall victim to careless handling or inadvertent breakage.

When you decide what you will place in self storage, gather those items that are more fragile than others so they can be placed together in a special box or boxes and can be clearly marked as FRAGILE.

The items that may be impossible to replace and mean a great deal to you or someone in the family can be personally packed by you or whoever finds the items precious and special. That’s the best way to assure that those fragile things will be personally cared for.

You might also decide to take the boxes of particularly fragile or valuable breakables along with you in your vehicle. That will help to reduce the chance of a mover in a hurry tossing your fragile box out of the truck, risking breakage that would be upsetting to you. Just take it with you so you can keep an eye on it.

Find the best way to protect your fragile items. Choose from a wide variety of packing materials available today from mailbox stores, discount stores, office supply stores, the post office, or perhaps you have some appropriate materials right in your own closet or basement.

Storing Fragile Items SafelyUse caution if your items are susceptible to mold or mildew damage if you use your own materials that have come from damp areas. You can take all the time in the world to safely package some of your favorite family heirloom collectibles so they do not break, only to find that they have been damaged by moisture instead.

  • When you decide what you will place in storage, gather those items that are more fragile than others so they can be placed together in a special box or boxes and can be clearly marked as FRAGILE.
  • The items that may be impossible to replace and mean a great deal to you or someone in the family can be personally packed by you or whoever finds the items precious and special.
  • That’s the best way to assure that those fragile things will be personally cared for.
  • Using smaller sized boxes will keep the weight down, cutting the possibility that the box will be dropped.
  • Wrap each item, or separate parts of the items, individually cushioning it well.
  • Bubble wrap works very well, as does good old newspaper if you scrunch it up into a cushion.
  • Line each box on the bottom and sides, as well as padding on the top so that impact from any side will not break your items. Then be sure that the items do not touch each other and have plenty of padding between them.

This kind of special attention does take time, but when storing your fragile items that can’t be replaced, it will be well worth the extra time you take to pack these items for self storage..