How to Pack Your Storage Unit

Looking to rent a storage unit but not sure where to start? With five storage locations in Florida, New Jersey, and Alabama, our storage services are widespread. Our in-person and online storage resources make storage easy, so you can have peace of mind while storing with us. Stop by ABCD Econo Storage, Storage Ward, B & G Storage, or Selma Self Storage to find a storage solution near you! Then see our tips below on how to pack up your storage unit efficiently!

Tips to Help You Pack Your Storage Unit 

Create a Plan for the Layout for Your Storage Unit

If you move into your storage unit with a solid plan, you can organize your space to best serve you over time. Here are a few layout tips.

You want your valuable items as secure as possible, and keeping them in the very back of your storage unit can help you achieve that. Boxes that you will need to access frequently should stay up front by the door, so you use your storage efficiently. Including an aisle in your storage unit, like in the picture below, will also help you be able to access all the items you need to.

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Heavy on the Bottom, Light on the Top 

As you pack up boxes, consider the weights of the objects you are looking to store. Heavier boxes will create a strong foundation for other boxes to be stacked on top of, and they should be made up of solid materials that will not break open or cave in when others are on top of them. The same goes for packing up the boxes themselves—keep light objects on the top. 

You should also make sure that you are maintaining reasonable weights. Do not pack boxes so heavy that they are winding you after the first two or three. Think about loading, unloading, and moving as you pack.

Make Labels for Your Boxes

Mark your boxes and bins with the main items inside as well as room of the house they would belong in (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, shed, etc.). This will save you the time of rummaging through your boxes to find specific items. Some people might choose to color code their labeling process. As long as your labeling system works for you, then you can benefit from from taking the extra time to label your items. 

Stay Organized with Self Storage Near You

If you live in Alabama, Florida, or New Jersey, we have self storage locations near you. ABCD Econo Storage, Storage Ward, B & G Storage, and Selma Self Storage offer quality storage solutions, along with the professional storage assistance you need for an easy storage process. Check out the storage units available at the facility closest to you. Then secure your storage space through our online storage rentals.

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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.