Puyallup, Washington

How to Prepare Your Possessions for Local Moving to Storage Facility October 3, 2018

Puyallup, Pierce
How to Prepare Your Possessions for Local Moving to Storage Facility, Puyallup, Washington

Whether you're moving into a smaller apartment, downsizing to a smaller house, or just want to make some extra room in your home, putting your seldom-used belongings into storage can be a helpful tool for both long-distance and local moving plans. But you don't want to toss your belongings into a storage unit haphazardly; instead, a little bit of preparation can go a long way toward keeping your possessions organized.

How to Prepare Items for Storage

1. Get Quality Packing Materials

local movingIf you plan on moving your possessions to the storage unit yourself, you shouldn't be carrying expensive and fragile items to and from your moving vehicle without the right packing materials. Use boxes, packing tape, thick paper, and blankets to pack and wrap all of your stuff. Before your items go into the storage unit, everything should be either in a box or wrapped up. 

2. Use Drawers & Shelves

Your goal when moving items into a storage unit should be to be as efficient with space as possible. To this end, anything going into storage with drawers, shelves, or other storage space should be put to use for local moving. 

3. Clean Everything Before Storing

Remember that your belongings are in many cases going to be in a storage unit for a long time: maybe a couple of months, but possibly several years. You don't want items to get musty while in storage. Avoid this by cleaning, vacuuming, and drying everything thoroughly. 


Anyone in the Tacoma, WA, area looking for a professional moving service should reach out to our experienced team at Safe To Go Movers, LLC. We handle both residential and commercial moving, and take jobs of all sizes, from transporting belongings to a storage unit to relocations across the state. Visit our website to learn more about the our local moving services, or call directly at (253) 268-9400. 

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