When you’re packing up your possessions for a move to a
Manhattan storage facility, you need to know how to prepare your things so they can be safe
during transit. When renting a mini- or self-storage unit, you should
be sure to choose one that’s clean, secure, and accessible. Here
are some helpful tips on how to pack your things for storage.
Create an Inventory
One of the most important things to do when preparing for your move is
to inventory everything that’s going to be stored. Put together
a detailed list of all your items before you box them up. Once your things
are packed, consider creating a contents label for each box. By staying
organized, you’ll have easier time accessing items quickly in the future.
Use Hefty Boxes and Secure Containers
When packing your belongings, use boxes and containers that can withstand
being stacked. Be sure to place heavier boxes at the bottom and stack
lighter boxes on top. Boxes or containers with fragile items should never
have anything placed on top of them. Don’t stack boxes higher than
it’s safe to do. Remember to place boxes in your storage unit with
their labels facing outward so you know what’s inside of each box
at a glance.
Protect Your Furniture and Valuables
Before moving your furniture into storage, thoroughly clean and protect
them. Use cleaning solutions that are specifically formulated for furniture,
such as wood cleaners or stainless-steel cleaners. Protect your furniture
by wrapping them in packing materials such as plastic wrap, bubble wrap,
fabric, or corrugated cardboard. For your valuables or collectibles, be
mindful when packing them away for storage. Keep them safe according to
If you’re in the market for a reliable and reputable
storage facility near Manhattan, contact Chelsea Mini Storage at (212) 564-7735. We specialize in high-quality,
safe, and cheap storage in NYC.