Packing for a move can be an overwhelming task. We wanted to make it easier by not only providing you with six self storage locations in Alabama, Florida, and New Jersey, but also give you some tips to make the storage process easier. Here are a few helpful tricks for efficiently packing your boxes for storage!
This may seem like an obvious tip, but shoot for quality over quantity when it comes to boxes for packing. Old boxes that have been sitting in your attic are not reliable. Avoid potential box breakage by making sure you have good quality boxes and bins to store your items. If you need reinforcements, our offices sell boxes and other storage supplies on-site. During October, a percentage of the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
If you try to pack large, heavy items in a large box, you are putting your items at a greater risk of damage. Not only is there a risk of the box breaking, but you are also risking your own health. Everything might fit in the box well, but can you pick it up? Carry it out to your car? Unload it into your storage unit? How about walk across the parking lot and through a storage facility if necessary? Think about the long game when packing. An easy rule to remember is to store heavy items in small boxes and lighter object in your big boxes. This helps to redistribute some of the weight more evenly, so you can your items will stay safe.
Future you will thank you. Label your boxes with the room it will be unpacked into and include the contents of the box. When you are looking for that specific serving dish a few weeks down the line, you will be able to find it with ease.
Five of our locations sell storage supplies on-site, so you never have to worry about forgetting anything. B & G Storage has three locations: one in Brewton AL and two in Atmore AL (one is an annex). Selma Self Storage in Selma AL has temperature-controlled and drive-up storage options. ABCD Storage in Brooksville FL also has temperature control. Storage Ward in Tuckahoe NJ is our sixth location. Find self storage near you in Alabama, Florida, and New Jersey.
About the Author: Katie Mest is an SEO Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her newly adopted Greyhound rescue, Titan.