When it comes to packing your household items into a self-storage unit, it is important for you to follow a good system so you know where everything is and that all of your items are going to come back out of the unit in the same condition they were in when you packed them. The tips and tricks suggested in this article are going to make it much easier for you to pack your things into the unit knowing they are easily accessible and safe.
Make a chart
The very first thing you want to do is make a good chart as you are packing. It's best if you pack one room at a time and keep track of everything that goes into each box. Number each box with a letter for the room it came from and a number for the box itself. For example, the boxes in your bedroom can all be labeled "A" boxes and each one will be packed as 1, 2, 3 and so on.
As you put your items in the box, mark each one on the sheet, next to the letter and number for that box. This way, when you need to find something that you have packed in your storage unit, you can find that item on your chart, locate the box it was packed in and easily find the box in your storage unit.
Pack the unit with aisles
When you put your belongings into the self-storage unit, you should put them in with the appliances and furniture along the back wall, then put the boxes in with them bordering the three walls and then creating aisles with the rest. Each room should be put in the storage unit together, so you can find anything you want quickly. The aisles should be wide enough that you can safely squeeze through them. This makes it so you don't have to remove any boxes to get at something you may need to get out of the unit.
Use plastic bags
You should put a few things in plastic bags, such as throw pillows, blankets and anything else that is fluffy and lightweight. You can put these items on top of your appliances and furniture so you aren't wasting all that free space in the unit.
Now that you know how to pack your self-storage unit in a way that keeps your things easy to find and safer, you will see that moving doesn't have to be such a hassle. For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from All American Self Storage.