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When it comes to Grace Self Storage, getting the most bang for your buck is all about packing your module right. Neatly stacked boxes will provide you with more space and ensure your goods are better protected. So here’s all you need to know about packing a box.

The box

Be warned not all boxes are made from the same quality materials, so when packing a box for storage it is important to make the right decision from the beginning. An ideal box should be rigid, able to be sealed shut, and in good condition without rips, tears, punctures, or damage to the corners. Use uniformly sized boxes which will nest or stack neatly together. The strength of a box should support the contents that it contains. Smaller boxes generally can handle more weight. Start with a small number of big boxes, double that number of medium sized boxes, which can be stacked on top of the big boxes, and add a very large number of small boxes.

What else?

There are a few other essential items besides the box:

  1. Packing tape
  2. Textas or markers
  3. Bubble wrap
  4. Packaging paper – While newspaper works well as filler or cushion, don’t use it to wrap items. The ink will permanently stain fine china, porcelain and clothing.
  5. A pair of sharp scissors.

As well as boxes, we can also provide tape, bubble wrap and quality packaging paper- all available at our online box shop.

How to pack

Now you have all your equipment, it’s time to pack your box.

  1. Reinforce the bottom of the box with packing tape-. This is especially important if the box has previously been used.
  2. Create layers– Pack heavy items on the bottom of the box and lighter items on top.
  3. Fill the empty space of the box– use tea-towels, packing paper, newspaper or bubble wrap to fill up any empty spaces. This will ensure that items in the box don’t shift during a move.
  4. Don’t pack boxes too heavy– Not only will they be difficult to lift, but an overly heavy box is more likely to tear or give out at the bottom.
  5. Make sure that all boxes can close and seal properly on top– Never pack a box that can’t close or that has items sticking out of the top.
  6. Label the box– This will make finding things easier. Don’t forget to add ‘FRAGILE’ to boxes with breakable items.