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Utilizing a few packing and organizing tips before a move can help you keep your items safe and secure.

  • Organizing your items before packing them into boxes prevents damage during transfer.
  • Once your belongings have been properly packed, they should be organized carefully inside a storage unit to keep them secure long-term.

Most people are familiar with packing belongings for a move, but when you plan to store some of your items, it's even more important to make sure they are organized and packed correctly. By utilizing a few packing tips, you can keep your items don't get damaged and are easy to find when you need them again.

How Do You Organize When Packing?

The first step when you begin packing items for storage or moving is to select your packing materials. Some people choose to use a variety of storage containers in many different sizes. This method can make it difficult to fully utilize all of the space in a storage unit or moving truck. Choosing sturdy boxes in only a couple of different sizes can help you maximize the available space.

When packing the items into the boxes, be aware of the available space inside the box and the weight of the items you are packing. If you have heavy objects, don't overpack them into one box. Instead, surround the heavy items with lightweight ones to make the box easier to carry.

The fragility of your items is another consideration when packing. Make sure you use bubble wrap or packing paper to keep your items safe. Another option is to use towels and sheets to give your items extra padding while consolidating space.

Larger items that won't be stored inside boxes should be thoroughly cleaned before moving. If you are moving into a new home, the items will arrive clean and ready to use. If moving them into a storage unit, you can cover them until they are needed, and you don't have to worry about stains or dirt deteriorating the condition.

How Do You Organize When Moving?

Properly packing your belongings is only one part of the moving equation. Once you are all packed up, you need to transfer your boxes into a moving truck before unloading them into your new home or storage unit for safekeeping. When packing into a moving truck, make sure you arrange boxes so that they don't shift and fall during transfer.

Arranging items into a storage unit can take a good deal of planning. First, make sure you choose a storage unit that is the right size for your items. If you have delicate and climate-sensitive items, upgrading to a climate-controlled storage unit is also a good idea. Plan a path to access your items instead of stacking continuously in a way that would require moving everything back out to access what you need.

When possible, disassemble furniture you know you won't need to save space. Mirrors should always slide in upright to prevent breakage. Boxes with heavy, non-fragile items should be added first and should be sturdy enough to handle anything stacked on top. Important items should be kept toward the front of the unit for easy access.

Choose MySpace Self Storage

For long or short-term storage needs, MySpace Self Storage is the best place to keep your items safe and secure. For information about available units or to learn more about the facility, contact MySpace Self Storage today.

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