Moving or needing to store items can be a little overwhelming. Want a little good advice from the experts? Check out our tips topics below to be in the know. Need ‘right now’ help reserving a unit? Contact us now!
Taking extra precautions to protect your belongings when preparing to store them will help prevent them from shifting or breaking while moving. It will also help protect items from the elements of the weather while keeping them dusk free while in storage.
Begin by making a list of items you plan on storing, you can use it as an outline to determine the type and quantity of packing supplies you will need. It will also help you to determine the appropriate size of storage unit you will need. You should use good quality packing materials to ensure long-term protection, even if you plan to only have your items in storage for a short duration. Keep in mind, newspaper can scratch delicate items and smudge ink so while it seems like a simple solution, it often just causes more problems. The same is true of plastic trash bags as they retain moisture and can damage items kept inside them.
Here is an idea of some things you may need:
• Specially Made Boxes for: Dishes and China Mattresses Lamps Utilities (i.e. mops, brooms, cleaning supplies) Wardrobe Mirrors Televisions Poster tubes
• Various Sized Boxes for Everyday Items
• Reinforced Boxes/Totes for Fragile Items
• File Boxes for Documents
• Bubble Wrap & Shrink Wrap
• White Tissue Paper
• Styrofoam Peanuts
• Foam Egg Crates
• Sofa and Chair Covers
• Packaging Tape
• Scissors & Box Knife
• Lables & Markers
• Dolly for Heavy Appliances
Have questions about packing? Contact us. We're happy to help!
We had a very pleasant experience at Coastal Mini Storage today. Judy was very helpful and pleasant. We got through all the paperwork and we're unloading our "stuff" in no time. She even let me park my trailer in front for the afternoon until we arranged for a good location. Thanks Judy.