The day has finally arrived when its time to pack up all the clutter within the home and move it into storage. Great news! You have made the right decision, this little bit of hard work today will leave you reeking the benefits of many years to come.
How do you prepare your possessions for storage? Well, in simple terms all we are doing is packaging and organising our possessions into secure boxes ensuring we can keep our possessions safe and access them whenever we want.
In this blog post, we will be offering you a simple “how-to guide” which will hopefully make packing your items up for storage a stress-free experience.
#1 Gathering All of The Possessions That Will Be Going Into Storage
With all hard work comes a little bit of planning. To make sure that you haven’t missed anything we recommend that you first take all the possessions you wish to put into storage and put them within one room. Allowing you to keep track of everything and make sure that its simple to arrange all related items together.
Pro Tip: Make sure its a spacious room, you may find that you’re running out of space very quickly.
#2 Pack All Fragile Items In First
To ensure that the entire storage process runs smoothly and hassle-free its curtail that you take care of these fragile possessions. All it takes is one misplaced item and then it all comes crashing down, damaging your most prized possessions.
By taking the time to package your fragile items first, you can take the time and care to make sure each item is packed in the safest possible manner. By surrounding the item in bubble wrap and then placing it into a labelled box with a right way up a sticker, your items will be much safer in transit.
Pro Tip: Keep your packaged fragile items off to one side, these will need to be out in a safe place whilst in transit.
#3 Packing The Larger Items
Within every storage unit, there will be both small and fragile items and also larger and much heavier items which are less likely to break. Once your fragile items are off to one side you can focus on boxing up these larger items. There is no need to use so much bubble wrap with these items.
Pro Tip: Take the time to label all the boxes as you go along to ensure you know exactly what everything is.
#4 Loading Up The Vehicle
Whether you have hired a man with a van or your simple heading down to the storage unit in the family car, it’s crucial that you take the time to pack your possessions into the vehicle correctly. Make sure you place larger items at the bottom and lighter and items that are not likely to break on the top. An example of this could be spare bedding or a mattress.
Pro Tip: Now take the fragile items and keep them in a footwell when in transit, this will reduce the movement these items have helping to prevent any breaks and damage.
#5 Arriving At The Storage Unit
There is no need to rush, all the hard work is done its now time to carefully move the items into the storage unit and lock them away. Depending on the storage company you use this will depend if you are needed to complete this next stage by yourself. For example, if you have a purchased self-storage unit you will need to organise the unit by yourself. alternatively, indoor storage companies may offer you the assistance for loading up the unit.
There we go, we did it! All of your possessions have now been packaged, transported and stored in a safe yet efficient manner.
Kian is the content writer for Quicksilver and updates our blog every month. He enjoys helping out our customers with moving tips and advice.