Use only quality storage boxes and try not to fill them to their capacity if over-filled or under-filled boxes, they may cavern or break apart. Try to evenly distribute weight. Place lighter objects in larger boxes, and heavier items in smaller boxes. For clothes, consider using a ward robe box, which allows you to store your clothes on hangers. Liberty Plaza Storage has quality boxes and other self-storage material available on site.
KNOWING WHAT YOU PUT WHERE
Carefully label each box for easy reference. If you have a large number of items for storage, consider numbering each item and create and inventory list for your records- that will save you unnecessary trips to the storage unit to look something you have misplaced.
WRAP ITEMS CAREFULLY
Be sure to protect all your fragile items by wrapping them in either paper or bubble wrap before storing them. When placing in the box, create as tight a fit as possible to prevent shifting of the items. Larger items such a as tables and cabinets should be wrapped with storage blankets, and specialty items such as mirrors and framed pictures should be placed in mirror boxes. Empty any perishable items from drawers before wrapping them. Again, Liberty Plaza Storage has packing items on site for your convenience.
Add protective coverings and dust sheets to furniture, stereo units, and other appropriate items. Make sure you have your access code/keys/storage unit numbers, and don’t forget to LOCK the door.
Once you’ve packed things up and shipped it all to the storage unit, take a moment to strategically plan what goes where. Large, heave or bulky items should be placed in the unit first. I you plan on taking some items out before others, place them in the front and rear of the unit respectively.
Stack smaller/lighter items on top of larger/heavier ones. Take care to consider the effects of time on your storage-for example don’t stack heavy items on forgiving surfaces such as cushions or mattresses.