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Storage & Packing Tips

We know moving is hard work. Deciding how to pack and store your personal items can be intimidating, and quite frankly, overwhelming. We want to make things easier for you during this already-stressful time, so we’ve compiled 20 helpful storage and packing tips for putting your items in a storage space.

  1. Put your most important items in the front of the storage space. That way, if you need to access them, they will be easily accessible to you.
  2. When you are filling your storage space, create walkways for yourself.
  3. Make a list of every item in your storage space and keep it in a safe place. We love the Cozi app for list making!
  4. Use the same size of box to help you stack your boxes more easily.
  5. Use uniform sized boxes for easy stacking.
  6. Make sure your boxes are sturdy enough to hold 25-30 pounds. We recommend not packing your boxes with too much stuff!
  7. When you pack your boxes, write the contents of each box on each side, close it with tape, and number each box. Here at Pleasant Grove, we offer boxing supplies and will gladly help you figure out your needs.
  8. Put your heaviest boxes on the bottom.
  9. Wrap photos and mirrors in cardboard and mark “Fragile” on the side. We recommend stacking those fragile items on end.
  10. Prop your mattresses on their side, but be sure they are straight so that they do end up sagging over time.
  11. Put your sofas on end and store cushions on the top. However, we do not recommend putting leather sofas or loveseats on nd. Put a protective covering over your furniture to protect them from dust.
  12. Do not put any flammable items, such as gasoline, paints, or solvents, in your storage space.
  13. Carefully wrap all glassware in bubble wrap and make sure the boxes containing them are at the top of your stacks.
  14. Wrap breakable items in bubble wrap, towels, or table clothes and put inside dresser drawers for extra safety.
  15.  Remove excess gasoline from lawn mowers or power tools before putting in storage.
  16. Break down tables with removable legs for additional space.
  17. Appliances need to be clean and dry before storing.
  18. If storing a refrigerator, be sure to leave the fridge door slightly open to avoid mold.
  19. Put items such as shovels, rakes, and hoses inside your empty trash cans, and stack any extra cans inside of each other.
  20. Cover upholstered furniture with a protective covering to protect against dust.

Got questions? Give us a call today at 916-772-1500 and we’ll help you navigate the process!