Need Help Packing A Portable Storage Unit?
Packing a portable storage unit can be a daunting task if you’ve never done it before. It’s like playing a game of Tetris with your belongings. Whether it’s for staging, renovating or moving, these 10 Tips For Packing A Portable Storage Unit will be sure to help you when it comes time to start packing!
1. Boxes…You Need Them
Loose items will kill your packing efforts. Having everything (that you can) in boxes will make filling the storage unit painless. Boxes are easy to stack and are able to keep your belongings from moving around too much.
2. Mattresses =Extra Padding
Once you have a mattress cover over your mattress, place your mattress against either the back wall or side walls of the storage unit. This will not only be a great place for the mattress with regards to fitting everything inside; but it will also give you extra padding for your other belongings.
3. Heavy Stuff on the Bottom
This may seem like a no-brainer, but remember to put your heaviest items in first, and keep them on the bottom.
4. Designate Areas for Fragile Items
Make sure you know which boxes contain fragile items. These ones need to be placed strategically (not on the bottom) and packaged with protective materials.
5. Take Breaks
Packing the storage unit as fast as possible will lead to errors. If you feel fatigued, take a break and grab a cold drink before you head back to work.
6. Load by Room
If you designate different parts of the pod for different rooms in your house, unpacking the unit will be a breeze.
7. Ask for Help
You can hire professional movers to assist you with packing/unpacking the unit, or if you have willing friends, give them a call and ask for some help. Make sure if you have people helping you that one individual articulates the packing plan to everyone else. This will help keep the packing process moving efficiently.
8. Give Yourself Time Before You Schedule a Pickup
If you have scheduled for your storage container to be picked up at a certain time and you don’t have it fully packed, that will cause problems. You’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to pack your unit before you schedule a pickup.
If you need packing supplies, remember, we have everything that is essential for your move, from portable storage to full moving service, and secured storage units.