Packaging Items for Self Storage

Dymon Self Storage offers Eco Friendly Packing Boxes

Make sure that you pack your belongings correctly for storage. Use Dymon Self Storage's eco-friendly packing boxes.

Renting a storage unit can be the perfect solution to a house full of clutter, a place to store furniture or larger items if you are downsizing homes or if you are a business who has run out of storage in the office. It is important to package these belongings to protect them from damage. There are many tips on how to protect your collectibles, personal items, furniture, electronics and documents while in storage. If you take the extra step at packaging your items correctly, you will be able to enjoy them for many years to come. Also, if you pack them correctly in the storage unit, you will be able to easily access the stored items.

1. Make sure that you use strong sturdy boxes for storage. DymonBox offers a variety of boxes from corrugated fiber to eco-friendly plastic boxes for storage purposes. Dymon Self Storage  is your moving and packaging supplies headquarters. Make sure to stock up on packing tape, furniture covers, bubble wrap  and permanent markers (to label your boxes).

2. Pack glassware and dishes separately in sturdy boxes. Wrap each item individually with newsprint, bubble wrap or extra cloth. China Barrels are the ideal box for these items.

3. Do not pack the boxes over capacity. While it is important to fill the boxes, don’t make the boxes too heavy. Remember 30lbs should be the weight limit to packaged boxes.

4. Use special storage boxes for mirrors or artwork. DymonBox  has a wide variety of sizes of mirror boxes for these items.

5. Wrap collectible, fragile or delicate items separately in bubble wrap, cloth or newsprint. Place these items in drawers of stored furniture for added protection.

6. Pack books flat in a box to protect their spines. Fill extra spaces in the box with filler newsprint. Do not store books in plastic bags as this creates moisture to develop inside the bags which in turn damages the books. Generally, you will want to use a smaller box (1.5 or 2 cube), so the boxes do not become to heavy.

7. Pack electronic items in their original boxes whenever possible. If the box is not available, place the electronics in a box of a similar size and use filler (bubble wrap or newsprint) to fill up the box.

8. Drain fluids from lawn mowers, weed cutters and other machines that you will be storing.

9. Thoroughly clean stored cars, boats or RV’s inside and out before storage.

10. Do NOT store paint, chemicals or other types of combustible items in a storage unit.

11. Store rakes, brooms, shovels and hoes tied together in a garbage can.

12. Treat wood furniture with wood polish before storage, if possible. For added protection for furniture, purchase a furniture cover or use moving blankets to protect wooden furniture pieces.

13 Defrost, drain and clean refrigerators before storage. Leave the door to the refrigerator slightly open during storage to prevent mold or mildew from developing. Also, the refrigerator or stove is a great added storage space.

14. For business storage, it is recommended to store your documents in a climate-controlled facility to prevent damage to the documents. Dymon’s total humidity and climate-controlled facility is perfect for keeping all of your valuable documents safe.

15. Label all boxes of the contents of the boxes for easy inventory!

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2 comments on “Packaging Items for Self Storage

  1. Houten Kisten | Houten Kratten
    May 11, 2012 at 6:32 AM #

    This is very brilliant equipment for storing your household things!

  2. movinghousestorage
    February 22, 2013 at 2:49 AM #

    I am agree with your points renting the storage units the best solutions for house full of clutter and it is the best place to store your heavy items and furniture with safely and securely. You have given the best and beneficial tips for packing your items for moving.

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