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April 25, 2022

How to Pack Your Storage Unit

Do you know how to pack your storage unit to make the most use of the space you rented? Mr. Storage offers its tenants plenty of resources to have a successful storage experience, including packing tips! Find your storage unit online through our contactless storage rentals. Then check out our tips below to start packing!

3 Top Tips to Properly Pack Your Storage Unit

1. Label Boxes and Bins That Are Not Clear

You want to have a good reference of what objects are in each box, so you do not have to dig through and open a bunch of boxes when searching for a specific item. Mark down categories, like “kitchen utensils” or “garage tools.”

2. Organize Your Storage Unit Ahead of Time

Are you storing valuable items in your Toledo, OH, storage unit? We recommend placing them in the back of the storage unit, away from the door. On the other hand, items that you plan on accessing frequently should be placed toward the front, so you can have a quick pick-up. Clear out a center aisle to easily navigate your storage unit and access all your boxes.

3. Store Heavy Objects on the Bottom

These items make great foundations to stack boxes on top because they are sturdy and usually some of the largest ones in the storage unit. As you stack boxes on top, be sure they are fully packed and are capable of holding weight without breaking.

Other Seasonal Storage Packing Tips

If you are a regular self storage tenant, you probably already swap your seasonal items in and out of your storage unit every few months. This might be clothes, outdoor recreation equipment, or decorations. Here are some more tips to get you started in the right direction.

  • No one wants to lift a large box that is heavier then expected, so keep heavy items in smaller boxes.
  • Fill in gaps within containers with clothes or towels. Use this mentality when putting everything in storage as well. The space under chairs and dressers are viable areas to store.
  • Deconstruct the bed frame and any other furniture that can be smaller.
  • Layer pictures and mirrors with foam pieces or blankets. Before transporting them place two pieces of tape in an “X” across the glass to prevent it from shattering.
  • Maybe hiring a moving company is the way to go. Talk with our store manager for convenient local movers.
  • If you are taking advantage of helpful friends or professional movers, speak with them about a month from when it is time to move. Keep them in the loop of any timeline changes.

See more tips for packing your storage unit!

Find More Space at Mr. Storage in Toledo, OH

Looking for a storage unit in your area to rent? Mr. Storage has three storage facilities in Toledo, OH, to serve you where it is convenient. We offer drive-up and temperature-controlled storage units at all our locations, and our storage experts can help match you to the best one to fit your needs. Rent or reserve you storage online today!

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