Make packing easier by planning ahead! Gather up plenty of sturdy cartons or boxes along with packing paper, bubble wrap, sealing tape and markers, along with plenty of furniture covers. (Keep in mind; we sell a full range of packing supplies at STORExpress Self Storage!)
Seal boxes tightly with packing tape to prevent dust from entering.
Wrap furniture legs with protective bubble wrap, furniture covers or pads in order to prevent scratches.
Label boxes on all sides for easy identification when unpacking. Keep a list and mark clearly which boxes are “FRAGILE.”
Use the space inside of dresser drawers and larger appliances, such as stoves, refrigerators, washers and dryers to store items. Store light items here such as towels, linens, and small fragile items.
Pack a much as you can within one box (without making it too heavy, of course). Filling boxes fully helps you to stack them without becoming damaged and smashed.
Pack heavy items such as books and tools in small boxes. This will make them much easier to carry.
Make sure appliances are clean and dry before packing and moving them. Secure movable parts and tape doors and drawers closed.
Pack books flat to protect their spines.
Use a lot of paper to pack dishes and glassware (you can use old newspaper!). This prevents them from breaking.
Hang clothes and draperies in wardrobe boxes to prevent permanent creases.
Disassemble lamps from lampshades and pack in separate boxes.
Pad mirrors and paintings with packing paper.