Ready to start storing with self storage but are not sure how to start packing? 422 Storage offers resources as well as a range of temperature-controlled and drive-up storage options. We sell storage supplies on-site at our Palmyra PA facility, so you always have what you need. To get you started with packing, here are some tips for how to pack your boxes for storage!
Quality matters! Do not risk damage to your items because of a box breaking. Check the quality of each box beforehand, and pack your fragile and heaviest items into your nicest boxes. If you need more boxes, 422 Storage’s Palmyra PA facility on East Main Street sells storage supplies on-site. In October, a portion of the proceeds from these sales go to Susan G. Komen in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Many people make the mistake of overpacking large boxes. They pack items in based on size without considering the total weight of the box at the end. Not only does this make the box heavier than it has to be, but it also makes it prone to breaking. Place lighter items in large boxes and heavier items in smaller boxes.
As soon as you leave your storage unit for the first time, you are going to forget where a lot of your items are. For easier and quicker access in the future, label your boxes with the room in the house that box will be unpacked into, as well as the contents of the box. It may seem tedious at first, but you will be thankful when you are looking for a specific item later.
422 Storage offers drive-up and temperature-controlled storage units. It also has parking spaces up to 10×40 feet. You can rent or reserve affordable storage options today with our contactless storage rentals. And if you need extra boxes for packing, we sell storage supplies onsite at our Palmyra PA facility. Start storing now!
About the Author: Paige is a Social Media Coordinator at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She brings the most useful storage tips and tricks to your social media feed and loves a good self-storage pun. Beyond work, Paige spends her free time traveling extensively, her most recent trip being the Andes Mountain region of Bolivia.