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Packing Tips Moving Guide from Secure Self Storage

Packing Tips Moving Guide from Secure Self Storage

Moving tips from Secure Self Storage have been amassed from many of our customers. The Secure Self Storage team helps hundreds of people move every day and these experiences have been developed into a moving guide full of moving tips and packing tips to make your moving experience the best it can be.

Moving Tips to Get You Started:

  • Plan your move in advance. Boxes from supermarkets seem like a cheap alternative, but are often poor quality or damp. Save yourself a lot of hassle later on with good boxes and packing supplies
  • Don't clutter up your new living space. Do yourself a favor and throw out all the accumulated junk that you know will never be of use! Create a pile of the things you rarely or seasonally use and make storage arrangements.
  • Try to pack non-essential items in advance to prevent a nervous breakdown on the week of the move! These moving tips can help make the experience manageable and with much less stress.

Packing Tips for Moving Day

  • Clearly label all boxes (and carpets), packing for whichever room they will be moved to.
  • When packing boxes spread the weight of heavy items over several moving boxes.
  • Avoid over-packing boxes and avoid a slipped disc... keep the weight of moving boxes to a minimum.
  • Make sure the boxes are easy to lift, manage and move with the tops secured.
  • Use bubble wrap and newspaper for packing fragile items.
  • Disconnect appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers in advance.
  • Defrost freezers so they are clear of ice on moving day
  • Don't pop all of the bubble wrap - you'll need it for packing!
  • State which moving boxes contain fragile items for the benefit of the moving company.
  • Take apart large items (e.g. tables) as much as possible for easier packing and moving.
  • Pack a separate "emergency" box with things you'll need on the day before the move.

Secure Self Storage has you covered with moving tips and packing supplies to help you get your valuable possessions safely into storage. We have a full range of packing and moving supplies at very fair prices.