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GATHER THE RIGHT PRODUCTS

  • Utilize boxes and storage bins that are sturdy and stackable. Clear bins are great if you need to be able to see what’s inside.
  • Pre-made labels or a label maker help to categorize boxes or areas.
  • Shelves are a reliable way to create vertical storage and zones.
  • Pallets or floor protection will preserve cardboard or items that may need to be kept away from moisture or cold temperatures.
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SPACE PLANNING

  • Use vertical space, but make it sturdy! Keep the larger, heavier boxes on the bottom and place lighter ones on top.
  • Don't utilize the wall to keep your items sturdy. Use shelving, furniture or a brick stacking patter to ensure your items are well-placed.
  • Organize by priority. Place frequently used items toward the front of the unity and in easily-accessible areas.
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INVENTORY

  • Keep a list of what has all gone to the storage unity, and maybe number boxes and keep your inventory up-to-date accordingly.
  • Label each box on top and on a side. Descriptive and numbered labels will help you access things you may need at some point.
  • Create a map. This will allow you to make best use of the space before moving in as well as easily find items throughout the duration of their storage.

HOW TO PACK ITEMS

  • Furniture should be packed with care. Drop clothes, blankets, or sheets can be used to loosely cover these items, while bubble wrap can be used for items that are fragile or breakable.
  • .Appliances should be drained (if applicable) and placed in their original packaging, or in another storage bin with packing paper.
  • Clothing can be folded and packed away in sturdy plastic containers with secure lids. This will help to eliminate any dust, mildew or moisture.

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