Store Memories, Not Junk

There are many different methods to packing and storing your items to ensure their safety, but whichever path you take you must be sure that your items are securely kept in air tight packaging and stored in a room temperature controlled and dry space. If individuals package their items properly and store them safely, then it will free up space in your environment and there will not be any sacrifices to get rid of things that mean a lot to them.

Let us start with proper packaging and then move onto storage:

Step One: Take an inventory of all your items you wish to pack up and store.

Step Two: Purchase high quality materials for packing.

Step Three: Consider specialty boxes to ensure safety of fragile products.

Step Four: Take your time when wrapping fragile items.

Step Five: Cushion the boxes and add material to fragile products.

Step Six: Tape and mark boxes.

Step Seven: Ready for transit.

Step Eight: Store.

If you are packaging the items yourself, you must purchase high quality packing material, such as Styrofoam peanuts, air pillows, or bubble wrap. Along with good packing material you must invest in a high quality box or plastic tote box, preferably with a lid. Only purchase boxes that will actually fit your items, do not purchase too small of boxes and cram important items into their. If you do not wish to package everything yourself, you may take it to a shipping store and they often offer package and ship deals that can help ensure your items are safe but also takes the pressure off of you to package every single thing by yourself.

Packaging type often determines what types of items you want to pack away would be, there are specific boxes made to ensure the safety of your products. Look into getting these types of boxes for your products for your fragile items such as dishes, delicate clothing, and other glassware.

To ensure the safety of your products you must package everything properly, wrap up the fragile items in the specialty boxes designated for those particular items. It never hurts to add extra cushioning, especially with glassware. Take your time with packing because that will decrease the chances of anything getting damaged when you take more caution with items.

Once you are at your storage place, make sure the largest and heaviest boxes are at the bottom of the pile and the smaller lighter boxes are at the top to avoid crushing any items. Play Tetris with the boxes once you identify the heaviest boxes from the lightest. Leave enough walk space for you to move to the back of the storage area with ease, and do not overcrowd the area by shoving as much stuff as you can back there.