Packing and Storage Tips from Troy IL Storage Center in Troy Illinios

What to do, and what NOT to do, BEFORE, and During the Self Storage Unit Rental Process

Before Moving Storage
  • Purchase packing materials
  • Purge and toss anything you really do not want anymore
  • Sort through, separate and organize everything you want to keep and store
  • Pack the stuff you won't need until after you move
  • Pack a separate “emergency” box with things you'll need on the day before and the day of the move.
During The Process of Moving Your Storage
  • Remove wheels from everything with wheels
  • Disassemble appropriate items
  • Tape nuts and bolts to the piece of furniture they go with
  • Label boxes with its contents and which room it gets moved to
  • Use packing materials such as bubble wrap, packing paper, old towels, etc. when packing fragile items
  • Mark boxes with breakables as FRAGILE
  • Spread the weight of heavy items over several boxes
  • Mark heavy boxes to help avoid injury
  • Make sure boxes are completely sealed
  • Disconnect appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers
Self Storage Rental Tips
  • Place cardboard, pallets or some sort of covering on the storage unit floor
  • Shelves that you used for storage at home also work great in a storage unit
  • Drawers - store lots of things besides socks and silverware
  • Couch cushions make soft places for breakables
  • Store long things vertically
  • Store glass and mirrors between mattresses
  • Place smaller and lighter things on top
  • Start at the back of the storage unit and work forward. Try storing odd shaped objects on top of washers, dryers, fridge …. Or towards the front of the unit
  • Group like items as much as possible
  • Use hand carts…they make the job easier
  • Avoid using plastic garbage bags for storage…they can promote mildew
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