Tips for Packing Self Storage Units Just Right

man and a woman packing boxes at the storage unitsThere are several reasons you want to take careful consideration when packing storage units. You don’t want towers of boxes tipping over. Not only that, if you will have continual access to your unit you want to be that you can reach all your belongings. If you are concerned that all your stuff might not fit, you’ll want to be careful how you stack things as well. The last thing you want is to have to look through every box to find what you need. Here at AAA Self Storages we have some¬†tips will help you avoid all these troubles.

Create a Labeling System

Before you even get to the storage units, and during the packing process. Create some sort of labeling process that will be visible while boxes are stacked and stored away. You can color code boxes with duct tape. Using large labels or words on each side of the box will be a good idea too. You want to use large letters that will be visible when the storage unit is dark and stacked high with boxes.

Make a Map

You may be eager to simply pile boxes into your storage unit and be done with the job. However, if you take the time to do this task in the beginning you will be thankful in the long run. Knowing exactly where all your stuff is will help when you need to make multiple trips to your unit. Adding an isle will be helpful as well. Not only that, be sure to put the things you know you will need later near the door of the unit.

Boxes Matter

You may be tempted to acquire all kinds of free boxes. This will save you a good amount of money. However, it can cause a headache during the packing process. We recommend you buy boxes in two different sizes. The uniformity will help stack and stay organized. When it comes to clothes, investing in wardrobe boxes is a big help as well. This will make transitioning from storage to closet a breeze. These boxes are designed so that you can hang clothes on a wooden dowel on hangers in the box.

AAA Self Storages Units

If you haven’t rented a storage unit yet, AAA Self Storage Units are superior to the competition. We have climate controlled storage units in many sizes. Whether you are packing extra belongings or a whole house we can help. Please contact us today for more information.