What is our Top Packing Tips? It doesn’t matter if you’re moving, renovating or decluttering or perhaps getting ready to have the extended family over for Christmas, we know how the Mother-in-Law can judge you on the clutter! Whether you’ve made room in your garage, up in the attic or you want a bit more space to move and breathe, a Self-Storage Unit will ensure that all your belongings are safe and you make the best use of the space at Home.
However, packing can feel daunting but, with careful planning and consideration, and with the help of our top packing tips and domestic storage boxes, you can make the process a lot smoother.
Packing Tips: Choosing the Right Self-Storage Box
It’s important that you choose good quality Storage Boxes to keep your possessions safe and sound. A durable and sturdy box will help you to make the most of your storage space as well, since you will be able to stack the boxes safely on top of each other. In addition, you will want to choose the right box sizes. At Blue Box Storage – Doncaster Self-Storage, we offer a variety of boxes and packaging materials and our friendly staff can help you too, so you can pick the best size that best suits your belongings.
Put Heavy Items on the Bottom
This is one of the most important storage tips. Putting heavy items on the bottom of boxes means that you make a stable base and can then place your lighter or more delicate possessions on top of them without damaging anything.
Use Vacuum-Sealed Bags
If you’re storing bulky items, such as blankets or towels, vacuum seal them to ensure they’re not taking up too much space. By doing this, you cans tore several items in the same box and free up some space in the Self-Storage Unit.
Boxes shouldn’t be over flowing with clutter, so that you can’t lift them comfortably as this can cause some injury or serious effects to your health. In fact, they should retain their square shape and be able to easily close without using force. Equally, it is important that you don’t underfill the boxes as stacking them could cause belongings to be crushed while being stored in a Storage box.
Tape, Plenty Tape
Instead of just folding the boxes close, tape them to ensure they remain secure. Good quality tape is crucial, because it will keep the boxes shape and structure safe and intact.
To keep your furniture in top condition, cover and pad every piece with protective materials. This will keep them safe from scratches, breakages and other damages, as well as free from dust.
The Stacking Direction
Those who have played Tetris, will be a pro at stacking the boxes. If you’re packing delicate items such as glasses or picture frames, the last thing you want is to, accidentally, open the box the wrong way around or store it incorrectly. To prevent this, mark the stacking direction of the boxes, so you know how to store them.
If you’re moving and your attic and Garage isn’t the option isn’t an option, Blue Box Storage has many units available across the South Yorkshire and Doncaster region, however big or small. We Provide a full range Storage Boxes and Packing Materials with 24/7 Secure systems, clean and private self-storage units and free use of trollies. We’re are very confident that we can help you find what you’re looking for.