How to Pack for Storage: 3 tips from the pros at Migson
Packing up all your stuff and moving it into storage is a labour-intensive task, and doing it wrong can cost you extra money, wasted space, and even an injury or two if you’re unlucky.
Over the years, we’ve noticed two distinct classes of packers: pros and joes.
The joes do things like this: slap everything into a box, ball it up with tape, and hope for the best.
But the pros employ a couple of tricks to maximize space, minimize effort, save a bit of money, and make sure nothing comes tumbling down and injures someone.
Here are 3 pro tricks to get you started:
Use appliances as extra storage space
Professional packers realize that there is storage place in areas you never thought existed. Sure, a unit at Migson is great for a fridge, washer, or freezer, but did you know you can also turn them into extra space, too?
Open the doors (or lid) and place linens, towels, and other clothing such as winter jackets inside. If you do, you’ll avoid awkward items messing up the symmetry in the unit and make it easier to stack items on top of each other. Every square inch counts!
Wrap each dish individually
When we hear dishes jumbling around inside a box, we know we’re dealing with a joe. Your fragile items need to be handled with special care. First, pad the box with bubblewrap and then wrap each one individually in paper. Now it’s time to put them in the box snugly and close it up.
Use the front of your storage unit to your advantage
The last thing you want is to find yourself in need of an item only to open up your storage unit to a wall of boxes and realize what you need is buried at the back. Catch our drift? Instead of this horror scenario, keep your most frequently used items toward the front (such as clothing and sports equipment). We also recommend leaving enough space to stand at the front of your unit so that you can maneuver things around when you need to access those hard-to-reach places. That’s why proper unit sizing is so important.
Packing the right way will help you maximize time, space, and money. Use these three storage packing tips to
Posted on May 4, 2017 | Uncategorized