What Kind of Boxes Should you Use for Long Term Storage?
While it might be convenient to simply get some empty boxes at a local retailer such as a grocer, there’s a world of difference between boxes of this sort and boxes made specifically for moving or storage.
Regular boxes that you can find near the checkout counter work great if you’re only using them to pack your light items, but they won’t offer you the protection, durability or space needed for long-term storage.
Fortunately, there is an alternative: packing boxes are readily available, and they come in different sizes and configurations, so there’s a solution for whatever it is that you want to pack.
If you’re looking for the best protection of your belongings, here are some suggestions for the kind of boxes you should use for long-term storage:
If you need to store important documents, you’ll want to invest in archive boxes. The air-tight nature of these boxes will keep your papers in good repair over the long haul, and the cut-out handles will make it easy to move the contents around your unit.
Use double-walled cardboard boxes when it comes to transporting fragile items like figurines, fine China, or drinking glasses. In addition to using double-walled boxes, be sure to wrap fragile items in bubble wrap. When you use the right products, your fragile items will hold up well over the course of long-term storage.
Picture cartons are great for packing pictures and other items such as paintings and mirrors. These are some of the most essential packing items as without them, your valuable art is vulnerable to breakage or other factors like moisture.
When you’re looking to store clothing without having to fold and store them in regular packing boxes, wardrobe boxes are the way to go. These upright-style boxes are equipped with a rail, similar to the ones in your clothes closets at home, so that you will be able to hang up your clothes properly. Also referred to as a port-a-robe box, these boxes ensure that your clothes are in ready-to-wear condition upon removing them from storage.
If you’ll need a storage unit in the near future, we can help. At Migson Public Storage, we have the storage space and the packing solutions you’ll need for long-term or short-term storage. We have six locations to serve you better. Give us a call today to discuss your needs!
Posted on August 28, 2015 | Storage Tips