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Self-Storage Packing Tips

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Self-Storage Packing Tips

There are many reasons why one might need the services of a self-storage company, however you will always need to know a good way of efficiently packing your belongings so they can fit well and be safe at the same time. It all greatly depends on the items themselves, the size of the storage unit and whether it has any air conditioning as well as the way you packed them. You should keep in mind that pests will do whatever they can to get their little paws and claws on your possessions so you will greatly benefit from using a secure self-storage unit.

You should also pack your things in such a way as they could be removed with ease if they need to be. The following tips will give you some hints on what you can do to get started:

•    When you're packing your belongings you should make sure they're properly insured. This will help cover the costs of damages during storage. You should still make sure all breakables are secured properly so they will be protected from accidents. Pay special attention to crystal, ceramics and figurines as they will need to be secured with tissue paper or other impact dampening materials. You could also use additional protection for delicate items by packing them with bed sheets, towels and even tea cloths. You should make sure there is no friction or contact between the different pieces so you could reduce the chance for chips, cracks and similar outcomes. Before you pack anything breakable you should always pack the box with some crumpled paper to ensure cushioning against impacts.
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•    Put all heavier items on the bottom of your boxes. Avoid overloading them with heavier items or they could break and damage their contents when you try to move them. You should avoid overloading boxes with smaller items as well as they can break when anything heavier gets placed on top. You should arrange the items carefully, avoiding piles of items that may get damaged during storage. Begin by setting items up on one of the walls of the box, then start working your way in such a manner that you could use up the entire space available inside. Stuff all gaps in the box to ensure nothing will move around, use things that would not break on impact and ensure things will be safe. A tight package will work wonders in the long run.

•    When you're preparing the items meant for Islington self-storage you should mark and pack the boxes based on the area they come from. If you manage to keep the items together you will have a much easier time unpacking them once you're at the new home. The other upside of this is that you'll have a chance to find things fast when you need them.

•    Cover the floor of the storage unit rental with a sheet of plastic and place your boxes on top of it. In most cases self-storage units are located outside, so you will need to take temperature variations into account when you prepare your belongings. Condensation build-up can be a real problem for most possessions, as is the mildew that comes after that so make sure you never cover items with plastic, instead using materials which allow breathing such as fabrics.

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