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Basic Items Needed for Self StorageSelf storage is a handy way to store your unneeded items and those things that might even be in your way at times. Packing is simple and is usually a matter of common sense.

Freeburg PA Public StorageWhen you’ve made the decision to use a self storage facility for your items that need to be placed out of the way, you will then have to go about the business of packing those items up and preparing them for storage. Picking a good facility means you’ll be looking for a place that has the appropriate space for what you plan to store. The security is great, the business is properly fenced and has a 24 hour access through a coded pin pad at the main gate, and the management is professional. You’ve found a place that meets your criteria so the next step is packing up your items and getting them transported to the facility.

Picking a good facility means you’ll be looking for a place that has the appropriate space for what you plan to store. The security is great, the business is properly fenced and has a 24 hour access through a coded pin pad at the main gate, and the management is professional.

The basic necessities for preparing your goods to be stored include several common sense items, and a few that may be more ‘tricks of the trade.’ You’ll need boxes, of course. Sturdy boxes and packing tape can usually be purchased through your storage facility or you can obtain them at the local hardware or home improvement store. You’ll need a permanent marker to label the boxes on top and on the sides.

Additional packing materials may include such things as bubble wrap or foam to protect breakables. Since bubble wrap can be quite expensive, you can use newspaper instead. Just wad it up and it will provide a nice cushion for inside of a box. Place it in the bottom and along the sides of the box for best results. A lock for the storage unit can sometimes be bought at the storage facility, or you can buy one at your local home improvement store. The round type work well, as they are more resistant to bolt cutters in case someone plans to help themselves to the contents of your unit.

  • You’ll need a permanent marker to label the boxes on top and on the sides.
  • Additional packing materials may include such things as bubble wrap or foam to protect breakables.
  • The round type work well, as they are more resistant to bolt cutters in case someone plans to help themselves to the contents of your unit.

If you are storing mattresses or clothing, use them to cushion delicate items as they can actually work even better than the padding you might buy for the specific purpose. Glass and mirrors can go between mattresses and breakables can be wrapped in sweaters, t-shirts, dish towels, and other linens.

For proper packing and storage you’ll need to use the right materials to cushion and contain fragile things, hold multiple items together in an organized fashion, and to prepare mechanical tools and motorized vehicles for long term inactivity. You’ll want to contain small and fragile knick knacks and keepsakes in a box clearly marked and cushioned from potential breakage. Instruments and fine furniture need to be protected from the climate. Using a climate controlled storage unit can help with that, but will still be a matter of protection from breakage.