8 Tips For Packing Boxes You Will Be Putting Into Storage


If you want to move items into a storage unit, you need to make sure those items are properly packed up. You don't want to throw items into boxes haphazardly; you want to have a plan to keep all items in your storage unit safe and easy to access.

Tip #1: Stick to Two Sizes of Boxes

When it comes to putting items in your storage unit, you will want to stick to using only two sizes of boxes. Using just two sizes of boxes will make it easier for you to organize and stack your boxes inside of the unit. If you use more than two sizes of boxes, you may have a hard time stacking the boxes, leading to an unstable situation inside your storage unit.

Tip #2: Consider Using Plastic Bins

When it comes to the types of boxes you use, you can use strong cardboard boxes. However, if you will be keeping the items in storage for a while, you may want to consider using strong plastic bins. Strong plastic bins will not lose their shape and will keep your items safe for the long-term.

Tip #3: Don't Use Plastic Bags

Plastic bins are made of solid plastic and are safe for storing items. Plastic bags, however, should not be used. Plastic bags tend to allow moisture to accumulate inside the bag, which can lead to mildew and mold. Once you have mildew in your unit, it can easily spread to other items.

Tip #4: Consider Wardrobe Boxes

If you have clothing to pack up, don't put it in a regular box. Instead, you are going to want to use wardrobe boxes. Wardrobe boxes allow you to hang up your clothing. As wardrobe boxes are tall and non-stackable, you can use wardrobe boxes in addition to two different sizes of boxes in your storage unit.

Tip #5: Fill Boxes Up

When it comes to packing up boxes, work to fill the boxes up all the way. Filling the boxes up all the way will help ensure the box doesn't tip over or collapse. Make sure you don't overfill the boxes by using too many heavy items, though. You want to be able to easily pick up and move the boxes around.

Tip #6: Use Padding

For any breakable item, you are going to want to make sure you properly pad the item. Wrap any breakables up in packing paper, bubble wrap, or cloth to keep them safe. You want breakables to be snug and protected.

Tip #7: Seal Up Your Boxes

After you pack a box, you will want to make sure that your box is properly sealed up. With a plastic box, securely put the lid on the box. If you are using cardboard, you will want to seal the box up with packing tape. 

Tip #8: Use Labels

Finally, it is important to use labels on your boxes. You will want to use a big label that describes the overall content of the box and a more detailed list of items in the box. 

For example, a box labeled "Kitchen Items' could then have a sub-list such as "Coffee Maker and Mugs." This will make it easier for you to find things. 

When it comes to packing items for your storage unit, you will want to stick to using one or two sizes of boxes. Be sure to properly fill up each box, use padding, tightly seal-up each box, and use labels, so you know what is inside of each box. 


23 February 2021

Lowering Your Storage Unit Bill

After I realized that my finances had hit an all-time low, I started looking into my accounts. I realized that one of my biggest bills was my monthly storage unit since I was renting a large unit. To save some money, I decided to talk with a storage unit manager to see what I could do. They were able to give me some great tips, and I was able to transfer to a smaller unit. This blog is all about lowering your storage unit bill so that you can get a handle on your finances. With a little research, you can free up some of your cash flow.