Properly packing a storage unit is like a great game of chess. Every move is carefully planned out, every piece is in the right place, and the entire game comes together like a symphony. When it comes to storage, things are not all that different. Indeed, the grand master at storing boxes has every move carefully planned with a thoughtful purpose in mind.
Packing a self-storage unit so tight so that you can’t even walk is perhaps the worst thing possible. Always plan to leave yourself a sort of entry way, or walkway, so you can access all your belongings without dropping to the prone position. You also want to make sure that the items you are most likely to need on a whim, are the easiest to reach. Place the least important items in the most difficult to reach places. It’s only logical.
A Silhouette of Stacking
Sure, stacking boxes seems super simple. You place one square object on top of another, right? O, Contraire! There is a subtle art to stacking boxes that only the genius possess. It involves placing the heaviest, most durable boxes on the bottom, and the most expensive, lightweight boxes on the top. Also, anyone who’s ever played Jenga knows this lesson first hand. Don’t stack’em too high. The worst case scenario would be that your boxes completely collapse.
Miscellaneous Storage Advice
When storing furniture, it is best to remove the legs completely. Also, you want to remove the drawers from any dressers. Indeed, the art of storage requires a bit of common sense. Think of it as three dimensional high stakes puzzle, where the safety of your valuables is ultimately on the line.