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.
Remember, grabbing used boxes from the local grocery store is cheap and easy, but these boxes have been used and may be weakened from water damage or carrying heavy weight. While it might feel like an unnecessary expense at the moment, choosing the right box is an investment in protecting your valuable items.
Think about it: if the item you’re storing is important enough to keep, it should be important enough to protect while being stored. Even though you might be thinking that a box is just a box, remember that choosing the right kinds of boxes will make packing (and un-packing) easier while protecting what’s important to you. Here are some tips about choosing the right box for your storage needs:
• 1.5 cubic foot boxes: these are best for packing smaller kitchen items, smaller appliances, and books. It’s also a good idea to pack heavier items alone in a smaller box to avoid over-packing.
• 3.0 cubic foot boxes: these are great boxes for clothes, pots and pans, and electronic items.
• 6.0 cubic foot boxes: these larger boxes are great for bulkier, lighter things like pillows, blankets, or linens.
Remember, to not over-pack storage boxes. This may make them unsafe to stack or damage their contents. To avoid this, keep boxes under 50 pounds in weight. Also, boxes for specific uses should be used, like hanging wardrobe boxes, picture/mirror boxes, and dishware boxes.
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If you have any questions about moving or storage, don’t hesitate to call Contact STORBOX Self Storage in Pasadena, California at (626) 407-3439. We’re located just off the 210 freeway.