Storage Tips – Sandy, UT Self Storage

Our top 20 packing and storage tips

Start early and create a moving strategy.
Write down an inventory of everything you pack and use a box / item tracking system.
Read all legal and binding agreements and guarantees prior to the move day – resolve your questions before the moving truck pulls up.
Use high-quality packing materials.
Pack books and other heavy objects in smaller boxes for easier lifting.
If you need to store clothes, use wardrobe boxes so you can hang your garments.
Use the same size boxes for easy stacking.
Fill boxes completely, stuffing open areas with plain newsprint to prevent collapsing when stacked.
Seal boxes completely with packing tape or use plastic bins to keep out dust.
Store couches (except sofa-beds) on end to maximize space.

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Protect mattresses and furniture with pads and covers.
Wrap mirrors and pictures with paper pads or use mirror boxes. Never store these items flat.
Label all boxes on several sides for easy locating.
Disassemble tables and shelves and store on their sides. Wrap and mark all pieces for easier re-assembly.
Leave a center aisle in your unit for easy access to all items.
Use shelving to maximize your storage space.
Store items you’ll need most often at the front of your unit.
Keep refrigerator and freezer doors slightly ajar and clean before storing. Don’t forget to use the space inside for extra storage.
Use a high-quality weatherproof lock that won’t rust or become inoperable.
Do not store combustibles or perishables.