Self storage tip #4 - Don’t overload your boxes
It may be tempting to save on the cost of supplies and space by cramming as many items into the same box as possible, but it’s a false economy. Doing this puts strain on the boxes and your possessions, making them vulnerable to damage. Plus, the container will quickly become too heavy to carry.
If your boxes are bulging at the sides, it’s a sign you need to take one or two things out. You want each one to be square and flat, so they can easily be stacked on top of each other. Equally, your boxes shouldn’t be too empty, as it means your items will move about during transportation. Fill in any gaps with something soft and light, such as packing peanuts, and seal the box with packing tape.
Always pack light items, such as clothes, linen and pillows, into larger boxes, and heavier possessions in smaller boxes.
Self storage tip #5 - Disassemble your furniture
To avoid paying for more storage space than you need and causing yourself unnecessary stress during the move, it’s best to take apart larger items of furniture, such as bed frames. Just remember to keep all the screws and bolts together – we recommend placing them in a secure bag and taping it to the bed frame.