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Packing Tips that Will Help Ensure that Your Possessions Stay Safe in Storage

Self-storage facilities and mini storage centers provide convenient and secure storage options for your needs. While finding a storage center may be easy, preparing your personal items and property for storage can be a long and tiring process. Don’t risk breaking or scratching your valuables; consider these packing tips to help ensure your possessions stay safe in storage.

Clearly Labeled Boxes

Box up as many things as you can; this will help you stay organized and maximize usable space. This will also help protect your items from dust and grime while in storage. It is important to clearly label all of your boxes; this will make the unpacking process easier and ensure movers handle fragile items with care.


Bubble-wrap is your best friend. Mirrors, pictures, glass and chinaware can be easily broken or damaged while in storage. Wrapping your breakables in bubble wrap or soft cushioning will help provide extra protection. If you don’t have bubble-wrap, clothes, towels, and pillows can be used to keep fragile items safe.


Storing furniture can minimize the amount of space you have to work with. Consider stacking sectional couches or chairs to increase your storage space. This will also help to keep similar items together. Worried about scratches and scuffs? Consider disassembling. Furniture and upholstery can get dirty or faded sitting in storage; furniture covers or sheets can help keep your items clean and reduce the chance of fading or wear.  Wood furniture can lose its sheen over time; protect your hardwood items by wiping them down with oil or a wood polish before storage.

Whether you’re looking for packing supplies, moving services, or mini-storage facilities, professionals with Chelsea Mini Storage provide the services for your needs. For storage options, shipping services, specials, or to schedule a moving service, visit our website today!