Packing Your Possessions for Self Storage

man packing boxes for storageWhen you are getting your personal items ready to put into self storage, you should pack carefully. This is important whether you are storing your items temporarily before a move or you are storing items long-term because you need space. AAA Self Storage is a great place to store your possessions that is convenient for people in and around El Paso. When you choose our facility and you have packed carefully, your possessions will be easy to access when you need them.

Know the Rules for Packing Items for Self Storage

The first thing you should do when preparing your items is to find out what the rules are at the location you choose.  It is illegal to store any materials that could be hazardous. This includes gasoline, paint, cleaning fluid, and related chemicals and combustibles. If you are planning on storing lawnmowers or other power tools that use fuel, you should drain the gas first. You should also avoid storing any type of food items that could be attractive to pests.

Getting Your Items Ready

Once you know what you cannot pack, you can make a plan to pack the things that you will be storing. You should wrap breakables up carefully for the move to a facility. Be sure to have plenty of bubble wrap or newspaper ready. You should also think about whether you are going to need to access your items while they are away. If you suspect you may want quick access to boxes packed for storageitems, put those in a separate box and keep them where you can find it. All of the items you pack should be put in boxes where you can identify them, as you never know what you will need to access. You should label boxes and have a rough inventory. This way, you can easily find your items. Then they will be easy to unpack when you reach your final destination. 

Contact AAA Self Storage Today 

When your items are packed, you can move them easily into a unit at AAA Self Storage. Our secure and convenient facility is also available 24/7. So you can access your possessions when you need them. You don’t have to worry about security with our limited access gate. Contact us today to find out more about how we help you store your property.