Self-Storage Packing Tips for Business Supplies
Renting a self-storage unit for your old files, supplies, or samples is a cost-efficient solution when there is a need for more space in your office, rather than moving your company to a larger facility. Here are some tips to help you pack your business items in preparation for moving into a self-storage unit.
Use Durable Self Storage Boxes
This is particularly important for storing heavier items such as manuals, books and electronics. You will also need other supplies for added protection, such as bubble wrap or packing paper, markers and packaging tape.
Keep An Inventory List Of Self Storage Items
Label Every Box In Self Storage Properly
Ensure easy access by properly labeling your boxes with the codes that correspond to those that you have included in your master list. Your labels should be placed on all sides of the boxes for easy reading.
Seal Your Boxes In Self Storage With Packaging Tape
Protect the content of your storage boxes from dirt, dust, and moisture by sealing them with packaging tape.
Keep Self Storage Boxes Light
Keep the weight of your boxes to 30 pounds. This makes it easier to carry and prevents the boxes at the bottom part of the stacks from damage.
Group Similar Boxes In Self Storage Together
Keep your stack of boxes neat and organized by stacking like-sized boxes together. Make sure that the labels can easily be seen. Position the heavier boxes at the bottom of the stack with fragile boxes at the top. Avoid stacking boxes too high so they don’t collapse or fall due to weight.
Optimize The Vertical Space In Your Self Storage Unit.
Store furniture such as couches or tables standing up. Stack chairs on top of each other. If you can disassemble your furniture, this will maximize the storage space even further. Protect upholstered items with furniture covers. Wrap the legs with bubble wrap for added protection. Place nuts and bolts in a plastic bag, label them, and attach them to their respective furniture for easy future access.
Position Your Office Supplies Strategically In Self Storage
Place important supplies in the front of the storage unit for quick access. Larger and valuable items, such as electronics, should be kept at the back of the storage unit. Make sure that you leave a walkway path in the storage unit so you can easily reach the back.
Following these tips can help you prepare your supplies so that they are kept in perfect condition while in storage. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at (330) 484-1370 or send us a message.