CLEVER PACKING TIPS
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Cube Storage wants you to have the best storage experience possible. In order to make the process a bit easier for you, we figured you’d like to know all the ins and outs about packing. As you’re going about setting things aside to store, make sure to cover all your breakable possessions with bubble wrap. Once you do that, it’s important to organize everything and label the boxes in a way that will be easy to locate them later. Interested in getting more tips? Contact us today!
Some Handy Tips When Packing & Storing.
If you are unsure of how many boxes or how much tape you need for safely storing your household or business items, our team of self storage experts is here to help.
You can also use the following guide to estimate the number of boxes that you will need:
1 bedroom flat: 20 – 40 boxes
2 bedroom house: 30 – 50 boxes
3 bedroom house: 40 – 70 boxes
4 bedroom house: 50 – 80 boxes
It’s no surprise that self storage is a great solution to make your home or business move much easier.
Here are a few ideas to make your self storage experience safe and simple:
Pack your belongings in good quality boxes, filling all boxes to capacity. Partially full or bulging boxes may tip or collapse. We have a range of boxes to choose from.
Use our available trolleys to transport your goods to and from your unit.
Plan your space! Start with bulky items and your heaviest boxes, stacking from the back of your unit making your way to the front. Put those items that you need to get to most often near the front, closest to the door.
To maximise space, stack similar sized boxes together and allow for walkways. Pack all odd shaped items last as its usually challenging to stack around them.
Label or number all boxes on all four sides for easy identification.
Furniture with drawers can be utilised as storage place for china, silverware and small items. You can also wrap such items in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage.
Always use a separator when packing plates (paper and bubble plastic works best)
Use newspapers for cups glasses or any fragile containers to help support them during transportation.
Bubble-wrap any and all highly polished furniture to protect from scratching and dents.
Books should be packed in smaller boxes due their weight (easy to carry)
Leave fridges and freezers slightly open once inside storage unit.
Put a plastic liner in boxes with textiles in them. (helps with dust)
Ensure all fabrics are clean and dust free prior to packing.
Where possible use environmentally friendly insect repellents on fabrics. (cedar wood chips)
Allow enough space between boxes for good ventilation and ease of access later.
Regularly inspect stored goods for insect activity and or rodents. (we don’t have a problem)
Before storing your goods please inspect your unit and report any deficiencies to our Operations Manager who will gladly assist to fix & keep you happy.
Let your paintings or framed pictures stand on double layers of bubble plastic or similar to protect your frames from direct contact with concrete floor.
To be well organized and save your frustrations, please mark your boxes with No’s on two adjacent sides and compile a detailed list of each box content. Ideally you will store this info on your PC.
ALL THE SUPPLIES YOU NEED
Dealing with the circumstances of a move? We know, it’s never easy to pack up all of your belongings and deal with the burden of packing. At Cube Storage we aim to make the process easier for you through our wide range of storage solutions and products. We understand the pain and anguish that comes from moving and strive to make your life easier by providing you with everything you need in one single place. Browse through our items, and swing by for a visit!