Packing Supplies

History of the Proud Packing Peanut

By Storbox Self-Storage on August 7, 2013 - Comments off

At STORBOX, we have a deep respect for packing materials. They are what keep your belongings safe and sound while moving or transporting them to and from your home and self-storage unit. But we realized that we have covered the history of the cardboard box, the history of bubble wrap, and somehow neglected packing peanuts! (Sorry peanuts, we didn’t do it on purpose).

Like other packing supplies, packing peanuts too had a beginning, and so, once upon a time, there was a company called the Dow Chemical Company and one day, one researcher (or a team of them, we can’t be sure) had a brilliant idea, probably born from a horrible moving experience: what about making a small piece of foam that can fill all the empty spaces in a box to cushion what’s inside? Read the rest »



Worried About Your Breakable Possessions? Consider These Storage Options

By Storbox Self-Storage on April 15, 2013 - Comments off

When storing your valuables at Storbox, it may be months until you see them again. Whether this is due to a busy schedule or simply because these possessions are not needed for daily life, your items could be out of sight for an extended period of time. And while our secure and well maintained facility means that you do not have to worry about the safety of your stored items, it’s vital that you stored them properly.

But what should you do in order to make sure your breakable items are stored properly?

While we recommend that you take some ordinary precautions, such as not creating a totem pole with all of your boxes or lining the floor with your pieces of fine china, there are many other steps that can be taken. Read the rest »



Imagining a World without Packing Supplies

By Storbox Self-Storage on January 28, 2013 - Comments off

At Storbox, we offer clean and well-maintained storage units for both personal and business needs. But what some may forget is that high quality and dependable packing and storage supplies play a vital role in storing any and all items. To help you remember the value of these supplies, we journey into a nightmarish (but thankfully fictitious) world devoid of packing supplies …

(cue other-worldly music)

In this frightening alternate reality, boxes have never been invented. Cardboard is a concept beyond the grasp of human thought. Instead, items are not packed into convenient boxes, but rather transported by the armful and piled on top of one another inside storage units. Countless valuables are lost forever as they are dropped, crushed by the weight of other items, or simply disappear forever beneath the massive amounts of items piled into a storage unit. Those who try to find their stored items must wade through mounds of stored items, devoting entire weekends to finding something as simple as a lost shoe! Read the rest »



The Incomparable Cardboard Box

By Storbox Self-Storage on August 9, 2012 - Comments off

California Moving SuppliesWhen you know you are going to move, there are quite a few thoughts running through your head. Will I rent a truck? Will I need a moving crew? When should I start packing? But there is always one constant, the first thought that usually jumps into your head when you are going to move: I need boxes!

The loyal cardboard box has been a packing and moving staple since before the beginning of time; ok, well, maybe not for that long, but it has been around for quite a while. In honor of this invention that keeps our knick-knacks safe between homes and offices, we are going to cover a little bit of history for that king amongst boxes, the cardboard box. Read the rest »



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