Get organise and plan early,proper packing is the key to successfully storing your belonging in one piece at Self Storage facilities! And if you don’t have the time to do it yourself, who else can you trust with this critical task?
Questions to ask yourself when packing for Self Storage London.
What do I do with my expensive China, Did you remember to remove bulbs from lamps? What about my TV? And what will you do with that glass tabletop? the list are endless, The truth is these a packing-related questions will determine whether or not your goods will make safely into your storage facilities in one piece. Don’t pack in a rush considerable thought must be given to organization, labeling and other factors that can make or break your move – as in make it easy, or break some of your most prized possessions.
Organizing your storage packing:
At this stage in your self-storage process, it’s worthwhile taking some time to plan exactly how to pack your items into the boxes. Unit sizes are determined by price so you can be save money here by assessing what you have to store and planning to pack it in efficiently – a smaller and well-packed will be cheaper than a larger one that is badly organized. If you need help in organizing your or need a packing service do ask your storage provider.
There are steps you should take care when storing – these are your belongings and there are measures you can take, apart from careful packing, that will help protect them during their time in the facility.
Make your packing much easier and protect your goods while they’re in storage by taking note of these Packing Tips:
Don’t want to lift a finger or fancy doing your own packing is worthwhile considering storage from moving and storage companies.
Using a moving and storage companies is efficient and cost effective option to traditional self storage London, They offer full services tailored to suit individual storage needs, If you haven’t use Self Storage facilities in the past is worthwhile getting a quote from your traditional moving companies like Pick&Move, many of them has there own storage facilities across London. The good news is much cheaper and hassle free to your traditional self storage options which is cumbersome and time consuming.
They can often handle the whole process for you from start till finish, your boxes and packaging, pack your entire belonging and labelled, inventory of your goods will also be compiled. Marvellous? you can relax with a cup of tea knowing that all is taken care of.
If you need to pack your own belonging, starting early will save much headache, you can follow the guide below to ensure a stress free experience.
|TIP 1||Make packing easier by planning ahead. Gather up plenty of sturdy, corrugated cartons, packing paper, bubble wrap, sealing tape and marker pens, along with any furniture covers.|
|TIP 2||Boxes that are tightly sealed with packing tape will prevent dust from entering.|
|TIP 3||Wrap furniture legs with protective bubble wrap, furniture covers or pads to prevent scratching. Leave slipcovers on upholstered chairs and cover them with plastic chair covers. Tape or tie bed rails together. Mark the pieces for easier assembly later. Place covers or plastic bags on mattresses to keep them clean during storage.|
|Tip 4||Label boxes on all sides for easy identification. Keep a list (as well as pictures and descriptions) at your home or office for reference. Mark clearly all boxes containing fragile items. Make sure fragile boxes are placed on top of heavier, less delicate boxes.|
|TIP 5||Use valuable space inside dresser drawers and larger appliances, such as stoves and refrigerators, to store small items such as towels, linens and small, fragile items. Secure items in drawer by filling empty spaces with towels or packing paper.|
|TIP 6||Pack as much as you can in the same size boxes. Fill boxes tightly, but take care to neither over pack nor under pack. (Bulging cartons tip when stacked, while half full boxes tend to collapse). Use wadded up newsprint, bubble wrap, rags, towels, or blankets to fill in empty spaces. For maximum protection seal cartons with tape.|
|TIP 7||Pack heavy items such as books and tools in small boxes. For easier handling limit the weight of all cartons, regardless of size, to 25kg. or less.|
|TIP 8||Clean and dry appliances before storing. Secure all movable parts with paper, or wedge and wrap a paper pad around each item for protection. During transport tape all doors shut, but remember to wedge them open for storage.|
|TIP 9||Pack books flat to protect their spines. Line cartons with plastic and fill empty spaces with packing paper.|
|TIP 10||Use lots of tissue to pack dishes and glassware. Place a layer of packing paper inside the bottom and top of cartons. Wrap each dish and glass separately and cushion them with crumpled paper. Plates are best stacked on edge.|
|TIP 11||Hang clothes and draperies in wardrobe boxes.|
|TIP 12||Pack lamps and lampshades in individual boxes. Use plenty of clean paper or clothing for padding.|
|TIP 13||Pad mirrors and paintings with paper. Place them in special mirror packs or large boxes; mark boxes|