Storing and Packing Fragile Items Properly
There’s no doubt that you have to put a little more attention into packing fragile items properly in self storage. If fragile items aren’t carefully placed into a car or truck, they’ll most likely break. Of course, moving is a very stressful event, but it doesn’t have to be if done right. The last thing you want to do is open up your boxes after you’ve relocated to New York or New Jersey and find out you’ve got a lot of broken items. Safe & Secure Self Storage has a few tips to store your fragile items properly.
Self Storage Tips: Storing Fragile Items Properly
Using Heavy-Duty Plastic Containers
When it comes to the storage of fragile items, you may want to take a pass on the boxes. It’s going to be more beneficial to pack your fragile items in plastic containers. Our first reason behind this is the handles often associated with plastic bins make them easier to move around without fear of dropping them while loading them into a self storage unit. Our second reason behind suggesting plastic bins for fragile goods are their stack ability. You can easily stack plastic bins one on top of another, which saves a lot of space. Additionally, you can always leave the larger heavier containers on the bottom making it even easier to load or unload.
Using Lots of Bubble Wrap
Many people decide to pack glasses and other fragile items in bubble wrap, but we would suggest avoiding the usage of paper and rely on bubble wrap instead. Foam peanuts and bubble wrap are definitely the best sources of cushion for your fragile goods. When you’re using plastic bins with bubble wrap and foam peanuts, your items will most likely arrive at their destination with no issues and definitely won’t bust while sitting inside a storage unit.
Choose Climate-Controlled Storage Units
Aside from packing fragile items properly, where you store them is also important. Storing fragile items like glass and dishes or other fragile items in a non-climate-controlled storage unit will most likely result in broken items, due to the fluctuation of temperature. If you’re looking for the most safe and secure way to store your fragile items, choose climate-controlled storage units to store fragile items. Extreme heat and cold can devastate documents being stored like glass, electronics and several other items. When storing fragile items in a unit be sure to keep them close to the ground so they don’t break in the case of an accidental tip over.
Self Storage Tips for Packing Fragile Items Properly
Ultimately, taking the time to pack your fragile items the right way will give you some additional comfort in knowing that they are safe and won’t break while in storage. Using a climate controlled storage unit will also add to some comfort and ease knowing that they will not fall victim to the elements. Safe & Secure Self Storage offers climate-controlled storage for the residents of Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic County’s. Give Us a call below!