Making sure your items are organized yet protected requires a mixture of creativity and detail: stacking boxes to keep fragile items on top; keeping things you may need sooner than later in the front; figuring out how to maximize your unit space with large appliances. Packing and moving is stressful enough without having to think about how best to secure your stuff and plan your storage unit move-in!
7 Quick Tips To Keep In Mind When Packing For Your Move To Theatre Drive Self Storage in Paso Robles, California
1. Boxes are better at living in Storage Units than plastic bags.
Sturdy & stack well, taking up less space, boxes are just better at keeping those photos from curling at the edges. Plus, sealed plastic bags can trap humidity. Damaging mildew is the last thing you want to worry about when returning to your belongings.
2. Baking Soda makes Appliances feel good.
Imagine coming to your storage unit ready to move out and finding mildew in your refrigerator! Gross! A simple (and inexpensive) trick is to wipe down the insides of ovens, mini fridges, washers and dryers with baking soda. This wonder powder helps keep them dry and smelling fresh. (Extra tip: use it for rarely used tubs and pool items at your new home to keep them clean).
3. Tag ‘em, Mark ‘em, Label ‘em. Boxes Need Names!
A sharpie pen will be your favorite gizmo during your home or business move. Remember to label them with helpful content references on every side of the box. Locating that can’t-do-without fairy cap will be so much faster. Plus when it’s time for your moving crew to work those heavy boxes into your new place, they can help you out by placing them in the appropriate room.
4. Bubble Wrap saves things from cracking up.
Carefully swaddle fragile dinnerware, wine glasses, holiday ornaments, picture frames with bubble wrap individually to ensure protection. Next, pack them tightly into strong reinforced boxes such as plastic bins. Fill the gaps with scrunched paper, left over bubble wrap, air pillows or Styrofoam peanuts. You can even recycle old newspapers and old clothes as filler to add cushion support for your delicate artifacts.
5. Books are meant to be flat
Those precious pages to distant adventures have delicate spines. Once the binding is damaged, the pages unravel swiftly. Older, antique books especially need extra care during packing. Lay your favorite books flat in moving boxes to prevent page bending and wear on book spines.
6. Make it an easy walk down the Aisle
When fatigue hits, it’s quicker to stuff everything in your storage unit and lock it up. But, when the time comes when you need to access a particular box, you will regret not organizing! If you’re storing your business files, making an aisle will make it easier to locate specific documents when needed. Organize it like an office space (read how storage units can provide extra space on a budget) and you will be in and out with the right files in no time!
7. Metal & Oil can work together
To stop rusting, grease your metal items like toaster ovens by wiping the metal areas with a bit of oil. This will keep them still usable when you’re ready to shift them out of storage.
Serving Paso Robles, California:
Theatre Drive Self Storage has a range of unit sizes
Whether or not you have the time (or energy!) to use these unit organizing and packing tips, our team is here to help you find the right storage space. Visit us to tour your options and our professional staff will help you budget and advise on your move-in plans.