If you have found yourself in the position of needing to store your things, then you want to pack your things so they are going to stay well-preserved and be easy to locate in the future. The information detailed here is going to give you pointers on packing in the best way for your items.
Gather the right supplies for the job
Getting together some good packing supplies will allow you to pack everything in a way that doesn't allow your things to be susceptible to as much damage and other problems due to exposure. You want to make sure you have the following items on hand for the packing process:
- Clear plastic storage bins
- Painter's tape
- Sheets of plastic
- Moving blankets
- Vacuum sealed bags
- Bubble wrap
- Packing peanuts
- Cardboard boxes
Packing your fragile items
Large fragile items should be put in cardboard boxes by themselves and surrounded with packing peanuts. Smaller fragile items should be wrapped in bubble wrap and then packed into cardboard boxes. Put enough items into the boxes so that there isn't space for them to move around. If there is free space, then fill it with packing peanuts as well.
Packing your pictures
Wrap your pictures in bubble wrap and put a solid piece of plastic sheet around the bubble wrap, using packing tape to secure the plastic in place.
Packing small miscellaneous items
Packing small items in a clear plastic storage bin makes it easy for you to find them in the future since you can see right into the bin.
Packing fabric items
The best way to pack fabric items, such as bed spreads, pillows, blankets and even stuffed animals, is to put them in a vacuumed sealed bag and use your vacuum to remove all the air. This form of packing will help keep them in good shape and it will make the bag very small so those items take up less space in the unit.
Packing your appliances and furniture
You should put your appliances and furniture into the storage with moving blankets over them. This will help to prevent them from getting scratched and damaged. It's a good idea to tape the blankets in place, so they don't slip off which would leave your furniture and appliances unprotected.
Now that you have a better idea of some of the things you can do to keep your things safe in storage, you can pack knowing you took the appropriate steps. For more information or to learn more, talk with a storage company.