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Make sure to have enough of the appropriate packing supplies. Not having what you need will add exponentially to your frustration. We can help with that. Just click on Moving and Packing Supplies to find everything you need.

The heavier the item the smaller the box. Save the larger boxes for things that are lighter and harder to carry on their own. If you’re using professional movers, they will thank you!

Dispose, donate, and store early. There will be items that you’re simply not ready to dispose of. You may need them in your new home. We’re here to store your belongings in a safe, secure, climate-controlled unit.

Color code boxes by room. You can buy color coded labels and packing tape at Walmart. Make sure to stick a coordinating piece on the door frame of each room so that all your belongings end up in the correct place.

Don’t pack your towels with your frying pans. Unpacking items that all belong in the same room saves time and energy.

You can designate an area in your home (basement or garage), or you can leave the boxes neatly stacked in the rooms where they have been packed. Do what works best for you.


When you store items, you’re placing trust in a third party to take care of your belongings. And even if you’re not planning on storing anything of major value, it’s still important that you choose a company with a proven track record of reliability. Read reviews and past customer experiences before booking a unit, and don’t choose to store your items with a sketchy seeming company just because their rates are cheaper than the competition. The storage unit you ultimately choose should be based on a few key factors, including the size, price, and convenience level that makes the most sense for your situation. To make sure you’re checking off all three boxes, start your search early.

Take an inventory of what you plan to store. This is helpful for two reasons. One, it helps you determine what size unit you’re likely going to need, and two, it helps you stay organized once everything is in there. It doesn’t have to be super detailed, just a general overview of what you intend to be keeping in the unit; for example, two dressers and six medium boxes. Based on what you inventory, you’ll be able to use a storage unit sizing guide to select the best fit for your things.


If you’re using self storage, chances are you don’t intend to be needing the items you’re packing up for at least a couple of months. And even if you swear you’ll be able to remember that the boxes packed in the right-hand corner contain your extra kitchen utensils or sports equipment, you’d be surprised how easy it is to forget what’s what once everything is sealed up and out of sight.

Some of the most crucial self storage tips you’ll want to follow are those around how to pack your things, particularly if you’re using a moving container that may shift in transit. You never know if or when you’ll need to access your unit during the storage period, so organize everything in a way that makes it easy – just in case. Store items you’re more likely to need toward the front of the unit, and things you know you’ll be able to live without for a while in the back. And think vertically. Instead of crowding things across the bottom, take advantage of the unit’s height (most are at least eight feet tall) and stack your items, keeping the heavier things closer to the ground.

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