A mobile storage unit is a wonderful thing to have. Not only does it give you a convenient place to keep all of your extra stuff, but you don't have to ever be separated from your belongings. You can easily take your unit along with you wherever you go. If you're like the average person, however, you have a lot of extra stuff, and even the best storage unit can only hold so much. To maximize your storage space and keep your items safe, the key is to pack your unit the right way.
Boxes Instead of Bags
Boxes can be big and bulky, and, given that fact, you might think that lightweight bags are a better alternative. That's actually not the case though. While bags may appear to take up less space, they really aren't convenient. Boxes can be filled with more items and stacked to maximize space.
Furthermore, boxes offer your belongings a lot more protection than plastic bags, which can't be sealed, leaving your items open to moisture damage, insect infestation, and other horrors.
Add an Extra Layer of Protection
While using boxes can go a long way toward protecting the contents of your storage unit, it's a good idea to go one extra step.Simply cover the boxes, once stacked, with a breathable covering, such as a blanket or towels. This will help to keep debris and moisture out of your boxes and off of your belongings while keeping the contents from developing that musty smell.
Take Advantage of Built-in Storage
Chances are that many of the items you're putting into your storage unit will have built-in storage of their own. For example, if you put a dresser in your storage unit, it will have drawers that can be used to store items.
Assess any built-in storage space you have and then use that space to squeeze in extra boxes or loose items.
Use a Wardrobe Box
Any good moving or moving supply store should be able to sell you a wardrobe box. These are storage boxes, which feature a rod, that are designed specifically for hanging clothes.
Not only can you hang a lot of clothes in these boxes, but they'll stay wrinkle-free too! Other items can also be hung from the rod, such as necklaces, bracelets, and more.
As you can see, you can fit a lot into a storage unit and keep it safe if you are a proactive packer! Be sure to contact a professional mobile storage company to see how best to fulfill your needs.Share
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