Packing your Units

Published on 9/5/2017

Storage units are ideal for things you don't use on a regularly or temporary items. Getting your items ready for your storage unit requires appropriately labeling, keeping breakable items safe, and general maintenance for outside items. With some suggestions, you will have your products ready for a storage area in no time.

1.) Breakable Items

When packing delicate and fragile products, cover them in paper and position them within more secure sturdy furnishings rather than weak cardboard packages. Do this for any item you don't want broken or items missing, including toys, small objects and products that may get crushed in cardboard boxes. Pack clothes or items of paper around the edges of the more secure furnishings storage so products won't shift while traveling in the moving truck or van. When saving family heirlooms, use clothing collection containers as holders and secure the products in appropriate cushion like material. Cover the clothing collection containers and the furnishings storage with plastic to prevent dust and other elements from getting in.

2.) Saving Space

Do you have lots of bowls, pots, and pans? keep them in the stove and other equipment instead of packing them in containers.  To save area in the storage area, take apart any chairs and tables before saving and store large furnishings like sofas on their sides. Safeguard furnishings with protective covers like blankets etc. If you have filing cabinets, store business files and supplies in them. Use every open area you have to keep products.

3.) Storage Preparation

Before saving your products in the storage unit, position some sheeting or cardboard on the ground for cleanliness. This also will help in sliding containers and furnishings along the ground. If the temperature of the storage area is an issue, consider putting some moisture absorbers in the storage unit. You also may want to put some deodorizers and vermin bait in the storage unit to keep out smells and rodents.

When arranging containers and products in the storage area, position those products you want to get to often close to the entrance. Put valuable products like computers, electronics and equipment in the back of the storage unit. Keep an aisle for walking, and label each box with a description of what's within. Prior to going the storage area, secure it with a padlock. Do not buy a cheap lock; use a name-brand secure.

4.) Outdoor Equipment

When putting outside mechanical machines in the storage area, put it to one side and drain any fluids from mowers, weed cutters or other machines. Don't store paint, chemicals or other combustible products. keep landscaping tools in a trash can and avoid putting products in garbage bags. Tie shovels, hoes and racks together.