If you are packing up to put your belongings in a self-storage unit, you can use a system to make things much easier. Not only will you know exactly where everything is, but your items will also be protected from pests and breakage. Follow the packing system below to pack your storage unit in the most efficient manner possible.
Pack one room at a time
Many people have a hard time packing and they go from room to room, putting things in boxes. This will make it difficult for you to find what you want when it comes to unpacking. Instead, start with one room and don’t move on to another until that room is as packed as possible.
Make a detailed chart
Take a notepad and write down everything you put in the box. You can write “bedroom junk drawer” instead of itemizing everything in the junk drawer, as long as you know you are going to remember what was in it. When you have all the contents written down, put a number next to the contents for that box on the paper. Mark the box with a large number on all four sides.
When you are unpacking your boxes, you can look at the paper to see which box contains what you’re trying to find. Then, look for the box with that same number on it. This system will cut down on your unpacking time by a lot. Also, when you are bringing the boxes into the house, it will help you know which room to set them in.
Pack in original boxes
If you have saved a lot of boxes from items you have purchased, you should pack those items back in their original box. This way, you will be able to use the protective packaging in the box to secure the item and you know it is going to fit perfectly. Since there will usually be a picture on the box, you’ll know what’s inside it when you are unpacking.
Tape items together
Some items commonly lost in moves include cords, remote controls, keys, and other small parts that go with a bigger item. One way you can prevent this is to tape the small accessories right on the side or top of the bigger unit. An example would be to tape the remote on the TV. When you move the TV in the new location, the remote will be right there with it.
The way you pack can make all the difference to how easy it is for you to unpack. The tips above can help make for a much smoother move. For more suggestions, talk to a professional like I-70 Self Storage.