So you’ve booked yourself a storage unit – now you need to fill it! Organising your items effectively and efficiently will help save you time in the long run, but knowing how to pack a storage unit requires a little bit of thought.
In our latest video, Meg & Emma, Storage Coordinators and resident experts, share all the tips & tricks you need to know when packing a storage unit. From how to stack boxes through to where different items should go, they cover all the bases.
Take it away, ladies…
Want a handy list? Here’s a quick summary…
Clearly label boxes to stay organised.
Store heavy and bulky items at the back of the unit.
Keep an aisle for easy access so you can move between items.
Put your most frequently used items at the front of your unit.
Keep tools handy – you may need them!
Calculate how much storage you need before booking using Calcumate.
Utilise the full height of containers – store upwards, not outwards.
Drain all white goods before storing.
Make a blueprint map or inventory of ‘what’s where’ in the unit.
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