Planning, packaging and packing
Whether you’re moving house, taking a sabbatical, starting a small business, planning to rent out your spare room on Airbnb, redecorating etc. it’s important to pack your belongings properly.
As we’ve said before, a general rule for packing is that you should put everything into boxes and anything that doesn’t fit into boxes should be covered. Even if your storage unit is clean and dry, covering up items such as mattresses and sofas ensures that they stay fresh.
Boxes should be filled to capacity but not overfilled; partially full or bulging boxes may tip or collapse. Heavy items like books and tools should be packed in smaller boxes so they are easy to handle. Packing and labeling boxes room by room makes the unpacking much easier and if you need to find something in storage you will have some idea of which carton to begin looking in.
We like to use coloured stickers on ours – make sure you put them on the side of the box and not the top though! All you need is a selection of coloured stickers and one piece of paper which indexes which colours represent which rooms. Easy!
At Kiwi Self Storage, we’re there for you when you need us. We sell a range of sturdy cardboard boxes, padlocks, bubble wrap and wrapping paper, furniture covers and packing tape at all of our facilities, and we can advise you on how to make the most of your space.
We make storage easy.