One part of the moving process people often forget about is choosing the right storage location for your important personal belongings. Having the peace of mind in knowing that all your household goods, furniture, antiques, and other valuables are safely protected will help your move so much. After choosing the proper self storage location, you’ll need to ensure that your items are packaged correctly. This means choosing high-quality packing boxes. Read the rest »
It’s finally here . . . the loan came through, all the papers are signed, and you’re holding the keys to your new house. Time for the real work: moving. You’ve got to pack up the old house, rent a truck, and schlep it all over to your new address. But now, you’ve got stacks of boxes in your new house instead of furniture. This is where STORBOX Self-Storage in Pasadena comes in. Read the rest »
There is more to storage than throwing your belongings in the first box you find. Selecting the right type of storage unit and box is an important part of preserving and storing your items. You need to protect your belongings during and after the move. You love your things enough to store them, so you might as well go the extra mile to store them the right way.
Why Not Use Cardboard Boxes?
You can prevent damage to your belongings by packing and storing them the right way. Do not simply use old, cardboard boxes you got for free from the grocery or liquor store. These types of boxes work fine for moving things quickly from door to door, but they are not ideal for long-term storage. They are weak and break down easily. They are also prone to water damage and bugs. Read the rest »
You may think that a box is just a box, but having the right kinds of boxes for your specific moving or storage needs will make packing easier as well as protect your belongings. Remember when packing each storage box that it should not weigh more than 50 pounds or it will be too difficult to move. Here is a list of boxes and their recommended uses:
- 1.5 cubic foot boxes can be used for packing kitchen items, small appliances, or books. It can be useful to pack heavier items in a smaller box because it keeps you from over packing it and making it too heavy.
- 3.0 cubic foot boxes are good for clothing, pots, and pans, as well as electronic items.
- 6.0 cubic foot boxes should be used for lighter items such as pillows, linens, or cushions. Be careful not to overstuff this box because it can get heavy quickly. Read the rest »