Why Getting Prepared to Store Things Properly is a Good Move

December 8, 2014

So you’ve arranged your self-storage space and now you’re getting all the stuff ready to move into it. That’s the most important part done, right?

Actually no – the important part is just beginning. What you decide to do now will determine how easy it is to get the job done. First of all, you’ll need boxes, unless you’re fortunate enough to have everything boxed up already. Now you could frequent your local supermarkets to get hold of some but this takes time and you never know what state the boxes will be in. Asking friends and family to save you any boxes they get might be another idea, but again you could end up with a wait on your hands. Suppose you need your boxes now?

LoknStore makes life easy in this respect because we’ve got a whole range of brand new strong boxes you can buy at low prices. All you have to do is consider the sizes you want, whether or not you need specialist boxes such as archive storage boxes and wardrobe storage boxes, and order what you need.

If you have valuables and breakables, bubble wrap is a great idea. Don’t skimp on it either – a couple of layers of those tiny bubbles is better than one, especially if you’re like us and you love popping those bubbles! You might also opt for a corrugated card to pack your belongings with, depending on what items you have and which method will prove best.

Of course, if you’re bringing larger items to your storage space, such as a mattress or even a three-piece suite, you’re not going to need bubble wrap or boxes. However, you’ll still want to protect what you have. Dust covers are a good idea in this case since they are waterproof and dustproof (of course) so they’ll protect your items for the duration of the time they’re in your storage space.

As you can see it makes perfect sense to plan to protect what you have to store. Simply shoving it all into boxes without any rhyme or reason isn’t going to make for a pleasant experience when you go back in there to retrieve anything. Instead, you should take the time to invest in proper storage items so you can ensure everything is properly taken care of. Now doesn’t that sound like a smart idea?

Posted in: Self-storage