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How to Pack & Store Your Belongings

Best Practices for Packing & Storing Your Items in Self Storage 

Whether you're moving to a new location or just trying to save space at home, self-storage comes in handy for making more room in your life. Packing and storing your items can feel like a chore, but if you develop a system, you'll be able to get through it all with ease. My Space Self-Storage has a few tips that will go a long way to make the difficulties of packing and storing a thing of the past. Here are a few tips for packing and storing your belongings. 

Plan your storage wisely 

What do you need the most? What can wait? These are important questions when it comes to packing and storing your belongings. Decide which items you'll need to access frequently, and place them toward the front of your storage unit for quicker and easier access. 

Store things the right way

 It starts with proper organization when you're packing. If you want to store things the right way, you'll need to pack them correctly. Therefore, group similar items together, such as packing and keeping all of your fragile items in one place. 

Buy the right packing supplies 

It takes boxes, boxes and more boxes when you're packing your stuff. It's always important to get more boxes than you think you'll need since there's always something that you may have forgotten to pack. You can stick with the standard cardboard boxes or invest in sturdier plastic containers depending on how fragile and important the items are. You will likely also need to invest in some packing infill material, such as packing paper or foam peanuts, to protect any fragile items you will keep in boxes. 

Label everything for easy identification

Unpacking a box without a label is like opening a box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get. Make sure to label your boxes using a permanent marker so that you can find items in the unit quickly and easily. Using sticky notes may sound like a good idea, but they can fall off the box during storage and leave you guessing about what's inside. 

Stack everything for maximum sturdiness

It sounds like common sense, but some people store their items without giving it much thought. You'll always want to stack smaller boxes on top of larger boxes. Place the heavier boxes on the floor, followed by lighter boxes on top. Though you could place fragile items on top, the box could fall off and break the contents inside. It's best to store fragile items in a separate corner or on a storage shelf. 

MySpace Self Storage offers some storage units that do not have ceilings so that can be accessed from above, allowing you to stack your boxes to the ceiling and beyond. You will find it much easier to access your belongings in this way, making it easier for you to carefully plan and stack your items without sacrificing structural integrity or putting your breakables at risk! 

Store Your Stuff at My Space Self-Storage

Want to learn more about how to pack and store your belongings? Visit our homepage to get started on your quest with self storage. My Space Self Storage sells boxes in a variety of sizes and many types of packing supplies at each of our management offices as a convenience to our customers. With the right packing supplies and a few good practices, you'll have your belongings stacked, packed and stored away in no time.