When you are getting ready to put your household belongings in a storage unit, you want to do everything in a way that's going to make it easy for you to know right where everything is. You also want to pack the unit so you can reach the items you may need to get at before your stuff is moved out. The step-by-step instructions in this article will help you pack the storage unit in a way that makes finding what you need easy.
Store your large items correctly
You should line the back wall of the unit with your tallest items and appliances first, then work your way down to your shorter appliances and other furniture. Tape the cords to the sides of your appliances to avoid tripping, and so they don't get pulled on. Remove glass tops from tables and wrap them in towels or blankets. You can put them between mattresses for extra protection.
Mark boxes clearly
You can list the contents of each box on the side of the box with the room the items came from in big bold print above the list. If you choose, you can make a chart on paper instead. On the chart, list the contents of each box and give the box a number. Write the same number on the side of the box. This way, you can find what you are looking for on the paper, make a note of the box it's in, and find that box easily by looking for the number.
If you have a lot of miscellaneous items that you know you are going to be needing a lot, you can pack them into clear storage bins and keep them toward the front of the storage unit. This way, you can see into each bin and locate what it is you are looking for right away.
Pack your unit with aisles
Rent a storage unit that's a bit larger than what you need so you can pack it for easier access to your items. While your appliances and furniture can be packed flush against the back of the unit, your boxes should be done in aisles. Leaving spaces between each row that are just large enough for you to fit through will save you the trouble of needing to pull everything out to get at one box.
Follow the advice here to store your items in a unit, like those at Father & Son Moving & Storage, so you can find anything you need in just a few minutes of time.Share
13 November 2015
After my boss told me that I would probably be moving a lot for work, I realized we needed to get a little more organized. Instead of gathering produce boxes and hoping for the best, we started analyzing our mistakes and successes of previous relocations. We realized that we usually got hung up on the packing, which is why we asked my employer to pay for a professional service. Our next relocation was a breeze. This blog is all about identifying storage problems so that you can avoid hassles, delays, and expensive mistakes that could destroy your overall budget.