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Jan 20 2015
Three Tips for Packing for Your Move

No one enjoys moving. It can take a long time, and it is always hard work. Depending on how you approach it though, you can take out a lot of the pain and even save some time. Whether you are moving into a storage unit or a new home, doing these three things when you move will make the process easier than you can imagine.

  1. Label Your Boxes! Labeling is one of the simplest things you can do to save time. Grab a label maker, or just tape some index cards onto your boxes. Obviously, you are going to want to specify what is in your boxes and whether or not it is fragile, but that isn’t all. Write down what room each box should go in. This will make the job far easier for you, the movers or anyone else helping out.
  2. Don’t Overpack. Part of the reason moving is such a hassle is because it is more physical labor than a lot of us are used to. It might be tempting to pack boxes as tightly as you can to speed things up, but you are only going to slow things down in the end by giving yourself sore arms. Not to mention, there is a good chance you could hurt yourself lifting a massive box stuffed with heavy objects such as books.
  3. Be Prepared. No way to transport that huge queen-sized bed? That dresser is too heavy to lift on your own? Not preparing for your move ahead of time is probably going to result in some serious stress when you have to deal with problems like these. If you are moving your items into your Secure Self Storage unit, you will be provided with a free truck on your move-in day, so don’t worry about moving big objects. As for boxes, packing tape and other moving supplies, we sell those on-site.

With a little bit of extra effort up front, you’ll be spending way less time moving and more time relaxing. If you are looking for a storage unit to store your items into between moves, sign up for Secure Self Storage now to get a free month to start.