How to Pack a Storage Unit?

You’ve figured out the size of unit you need. You have called ahead and booked one, choosing to go with a month-to-month lease, not sure how long you need the unit for. But now that you’re staring at the void of space you wonder: that perennial question.  How best to store your belongings in a unit, how to stack, arrange and pack your stuff to avoid damage or death. Welcome back to the Albuquerque Self-Storage blog where we have been giving you all the info fit to hold onto and store. This time we are looking at the best practices when it comes to filling up that unit!

  • Use Correct Boxes
    • Larger boxes should be filled with light smaller items while smaller boxes filled with heavy items. This will make the moving of the boxes leagues easier.
  • Label the Box
    • No duh right? Seems like a no brainer, but when you’re digging through your boxes looking for that stupid toaster oven YOU KNOW you packed, well you’ll wish you had.
  • Load the Box
    • When packing the boxes, make sure the heavier items are on the bottom of the box and never heavier than you can lift.
  • Keep the Parts
    • Any bed frames or other furniture that can be disassembled should be. It’ll save loads of room and then bag up the hardware and tape it to the furniture so you don’t lose them.
  • Big on Bottom
    • The heavier or bulkier an item, the closer to the floor it goes. You don’t want to risk anything heavy falling on anyone looking for something.
  • Use the Space
    • Storage units are often tall, often up to 8’! You’re paying for that space so why not use it? By arranging heavy boxes at the bottom and lighter as you go up you can safely stack more in the unit and better utilize space.
  • Frequently Used Objects
    • Any items you expect to be needing frequently should be gathered together and stored with ease of access in mind. Near the front of your unit, not under anything else.

We’ll catch you next time on the Albuquerque Self-Storage blog!

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