SOS: Need Packing Help

moving-tipsMany of our customers at UNITS ask how to pack their belongings.  I respond carefully!  Okay, really there are many things to consider when packing: weight of boxes, durability of belongings, and ease of access.  Start with lots of high quality boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap and have a scisscor and sharpie on hand.  Here are a few of my personal favorite packing tips to help get the job done:

  • Do not over pack boxes; bulging box sides can damage surrounding boxes and not protect what is inside.
  • Place liquid containers in plastic bags to reduce the chance of leaking.
  • Reinforce boxes with an extra strip of packing tape!
  • Place heavy items in the bottom of the box and lighter ones on top.
  • Remove light bulbs from lamps before packing.
  • Place lamp shades in boxes to protect from denting.
  • Never pack any item that could cause a fire or damage to the UNIT (no toxic materials, gas, kerosene, fireworks, loaded firearms)
  • Pack items from the same room in the same box to make unpacking easier.
  • Pack some everyday, so you are not overwhelmed with packing all in one day.

I hope these tips help when packing your UNITS storage container.  Remember UNITS of Milwaukee is only a phone call away (414-476-8648) when you need some advice.  Check out these additional packing tips from our web site.  Happy packing!

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