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A Little Advice for New Packrats: Tips from Storage Pros

If you are a packrat who wants to keep your home free of clutter, renting a storage unit can be your perfect solution. Affordable Moves can help you find a safe storage facility to move your belongings temporarily or permanently - depending on your needs. You want to make sure your items are packed well and you pick a facility that offers everything you require.

Before you start to move, you will want to find a storage facility that offers good security and affordable prices. Be sure and find out, if you can visit the facility at any time of the day or night, or if you can only visit during certain hours. You will want to choose a storage unit that is close to your home and big enough for your specific needs.

When it comes to packing, it is important to pack your items carefully so nothing gets broken when you are transporting your items to a storage unit. You want to make sure you have enough packing materials and be sure to give yourself plenty of time to move your items. Make sure the bottoms of your boxes are secure and you don’t overload them. If you put too many items into one box or fill it with items that are too heavy, the bottom will fall out.

You will need to wrap your items for added protection. You can use tissue paper to stuff the inside of wine glasses and crystal vases. Packing peanuts can be added to any boxes holding fragile items. You can use packing paper to wrap items like mirrors or pictures.

Take your time and make sure you place everything in a good spot when you are loading up your storage unit. You want to make sure your fragile items are placed on top of heavy items and not the other way around. Mark your boxes and you will be able to keep track of what is in each one of them. This can really help you when you get ready to start unpacking.