Storage and Packing Tips for Mountain View Residents
Our team at Independence Storage is dedicated to the satisfaction of every client. That’s why we offer packing and storage tips to help you make the best use of your Mountain View storage unit. From advice on how to organize and plan your packing to tips on the best methods for storing fragile items, our team can help you take good care of your belongings whether you’re storing them for one month or many years.
Helpful packing tips: Getting started
If you’re moving to a new home or need to put belongings into storage for a while, be sure to give yourself ample time to pack before moving day. Beginning to pack at least a few days before moving will give you the time you need to pack carefully, preventing breakage or loss of small and fragile items. To get started on the packing process, you’ll need:
- Boxes or storage bins
- Packing paper and other protective packing materials
- Sealing tape
- A marker or pen
As you pack, write clear labels on your boxes of their contents and whether there are any fragile items within. This makes it easier to stack your items safely in your unit and helps you access your belongings later. Another step that can make packing easier is taking the time before you start to sort through your belongings and donate, sell, or throw away the things you no longer want to keep. This decluttering process can help you keep your storage to a minimum and make the packing process far easier. Check out our blog post Deciding What to Store and What to Purge to help with sorting through your belongings.
When packing items such as books or heavy cartons, keep the weight to 30 pounds or less to make the boxes easier to lift.
Storing fragile items and musical instruments
When storing fragile belongings like glassware and musical instruments, you’ll need to take more care in the packing process and pay attention to the needs of your belongings. For example, musical instruments need extra care if kept in a non-climate-controlled unit. You should store instruments in their cases and may need to keep case humidifiers in place to help them stay in top shape. Other fragile belongings like glassware, pottery, and photos similarly require particular care when packing. Be sure to follow advice for packing each item safely and securely, always ensuring the box is sufficiently filled with packing material to prevent the items from shifting around in transit. The following blog posts have more information to help you properly pack any fragile items:
- Tips for Safely Storing Photos
- Tips for Safely Storing Musical Instruments
- How to Safely Pack Your Stemware
- Tips for Keeping Fragile Items Safe in Storage
- Getting Your Artwork Ready for Storage
Storage tips: Packing your storage unit
At Independence Storage in Mountain View, CA, we provide high-quality, spacious storage units designed for optimal protection of your belongings. Arranging your storage unit properly is key to caring for your items and optimizing the use of your storage space. Here’s some advice to get you started:
- Use uniformly sized boxes to protect your goods.
- Plan around the amount of access you need to your unit.
- Store lightweight items near the back of the unit and heavier items near the front.
- Leave a small space between your items and the storage unit walls.
- Cover the entire load with a light plastic cover.
- Insure your goods and keep a list and descriptions of all possessions in storage.
With more than two decades of experience providing top-quality storage units to our community, we’re dedicated to keeping your items safe and secure, whether they’re here for one month or many years. At Independence Storage, we help you get the efficiency and organization you want. Our storage units are high quality and spacious, and you can rest assured that your possessions are secure. Get professional assistance with your self-storage needs. Call us at (605) 969-8770 today for storage made easy in Mountain View!