3 Tips on Packing for Self Storage

Ideal Self Storage –  As industry watchers will tell you, the trend of using self storage option is becoming increasingly popular in the country. More and more people are using self storage facilities to store their belongings when they are moving from place to place.

Tips on Packing for Self StorageStudies have shown that Americans tend to hoard their belongings and this has become another reason people need self storage facilities to store belongings they no longer have space for but they are unwilling to throw away. No matter what your reasons are, if you are planning on using self storage facilities, here are some tips for you on packing your belongings for self storage.

Before you start packing your belongings to be stored in self storage, there is a lot of sorting and organizing to be done.

1) You will need to sort out the items that have outlived their use and need to be discarded. Then, there are items that are in decent conditions but you are unlikely to ever use them again. These you may want to give to charity. If you are keen of reducing your belongings to the largest extent possible, you may want to consider a garage sale to dispose some of your belongings that are in good shape.

2) Take a last look at all your belongings to ensure that all items that need to be packed for self storage are collected and kept ready.

3) You will need to consider size and number of boxes you will need for your belongings. On one hand, bigger boxes mean that they are likely to stack uniformly and well, but they will be heavy and bulky. On the other hand, smaller boxes mean that they will be light and easy to carry, but tougher to stack and are likely to need more space. You will need to make the decision based on the type of belongings you have. For instance, if you have a lot of books, smaller boxes are easier to use as books tend to be heavy and big boxes filled with books would be extremely difficult to move around. On the other hand, if you mainly have clothes, shoes, personal items, etc. for storage, large boxes are definitely a better choice as they will not be very heavy, they will stack easily and they will need lesser storage space which means less expense for you.

If you have any questions about what to pack, how to pack or what you can’t pack for self storage, contact us and we would be happy to answer any questions you have to help make your self storage experience a great one!