Self-storage units are a great way to create extra space in your home, office, or other personal or corporate space. But when it comes to packing a self storage unit, common sense sometimes flies out the window in an effort to get as much as possible in the unit, as quickly as possible. We’ve put together a few tips and tricks for packing a self storage unit!
Packing your self storage unit should start with a plan – a layout that you can return to in a pinch, making finding items within the unit easy to locate. Without a plan, items (whether heavy or light) can just get thrown in on top of each other, making access difficult and dangerous!
Try to use storage boxes or containers as much as possible. Those big bulky items may not fit, but smaller things, especially those that are fragile (hint: lamps!) should be packaged up carefully. And make sure that boxes are marked – on all sides – so that you always know what is in them.
Buy a freestanding shelving unit to make storage easier. Avoid using leftover wood stacked on a filing cabinet as a makeshift shelf – that has trouble written all over it!
If you are thinking about getting a self-storage unit to make some extra room at home, there are many things to consider, not least of which is how you will pack that unit. So, before you get started, contact Vault Self Storage!
For more about packing tips and tricks for self-storage units, please call us at 1-905-853-9898.