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Top 5 Packing Tips to Make Self-Storage a Breeze April 20, 2017

La Crosse, La Crosse County
Top 5 Packing Tips to Make Self-Storage a Breeze, La Crosse, Wisconsin

There are countless reasons you may need to take advantage of self-storage, from temporary furniture storage during a move to the simple need for some extra space. Security Self Storage is the go-to solution for residents in the Greater La Crosse, WI, area, with family-owned and -operated service that lives up to its reputation. Before you start packing away your belongings, you'll want to keep a few essential tips in mind. 

Top 5 Self-Storage Packing Tips

1. Label, Label, Label

self-storageEveryone knows to label their boxes, but the more thorough you are in the process, the better. Don't just cover one side, either. Get specific about location and the contents of each box, and label for fragility. Also, you should note whether the boxes should be oriented in a specific direction.

2. Take Special Care With Delicate Items

Speaking of fragile items, you can never be too careful when it comes to storing your more delicate possessions. Employ bubble wrap whenever necessary, individually wrapping items such as dishware and glass. 

3. Break Down Furniture When Possible

Does the thought of packing away your couch or dining room table fill you with dread? Those items may take up a lot of space on their own, but in most cases, you can break them down into smaller parts. Remove legs and other components whenever possible and you'll be able to stock your new storage unit more efficiently. Blankets and sheets are perfect for protecting these parts from rubbing up against one another and causing damage.

4. Separate Frequently Used Items

If you plan on returning to your unit to retrieve items, don't set yourself up for a lengthy dig each time. Think ahead and place frequently used possessions in their own separate boxes and store them where they can be easily accessed.

5. Plan for Free Space

If and when you do make those frequent return trips, you'll want to be able to navigate your way through your own space without too much trouble. Try leaving room for an aisle down the middle of the unit at the very least; you'll thank yourself later.

Like any big move, transferring your items into a self-storage unit is all about planning out a sound strategy in advance. The extra effort is always worth it, and you'll be able to experience the results with some extra peace of mind at Security Self Storage. Check them out online for more on their storage services, and call them at (608) 788-8333 to request your free quote today. You can also connect with them on Facebook.

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