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The Tidy Life
May 8, 2013|
Packing is a dreaded word. But, it doesn’t have to be! If you are packing to move across the city or packing items to place temporarily in a storage unit, you need to be prepared with proper moving and packing supplies. Here is a good reference list of items that you will need as you begin to pack your belongings:
It is important to invest in good sturdy moving boxes. ezStorage offers moving and packing supplies at all of our 46 locations. While it might be cheaper to get free boxes from the grocery store, these boxes could be unstable and have food remnants in the boxes. These boxes also come in different shapes than regular moving boxes, which make it difficult to stack correctly in a storage unit. Also, do not use plastic bags to store your items, especially clothes and books. Plastic bags don’t allow for adequate air-flow and coud potentially ruin stored items. Here are a few tips on how to properly pack your boxes for moving day or to place in storage:
Keep an inventory list of the boxes on a separate notepad to use as a reference after moving day. When moving your boxes into a storage unit , stack all of the like-sized boxes together with the heaviest boxes on the bottom and the lighter boxes on top. Do not stack boxes too high in the storage unit. If the stacks are too high, the bottom boxes might not be able to withstand the weight and topple over. Also, do not have boxes that weigh more than 30 pounds. Anything heavier could be hard for a person to move. Make sure to leave enough space around the exterior of the storage unit for ventilation. Having the boxes stacked properly will give you added room to store more items in your storage unit.
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Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.
How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.
Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.
Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.
What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.
Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.
Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.