Items to Help You Pack For Storage

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Items to Help You Pack For Storage

These four items will help you pack your possessions for storage in a way that maximizes the space and offers some protection from moisture and pests.

How Do You Pack For Storage To Protect Your Things and Stay Efficient

If you’re using a storage shed, organization is very important if you want to get the most out of your storage unit. Efficient packing maximizes the space, reducing how large a storage unit you need to rent. This can save you a lot of money over time. You also have to worry about protecting your belongings, though. Finding the right balance between these two can be tough. The folks at Vernon Storage suggest these items may help you do just that.

1. Wardrobe Boxes

These handy boxes come with built in racks and hangers for clothes. If you’ve got clothes that need to be properly hung up, they let you do that without leaving them exposed to elements. Wrap your clothes in some plastic wrap, hang them in the box, and store the box where it’s safe. Make sure you don’t put anything on top of it, as these boxes aren’t built for stacking. You can find these items on Amazon, or at stores that sell moving supplies.

2. Vacuum Sealed Bags

vacuum sealed bag

The hardest part about storing things like blankets, quilts, and coats is how much space they can take up. That’s why vacuum sealed bags can be really helpful. These bags have a plug on them that lets you use the hose extension on your vacuum to suck the air out of the bag. The lack of air compresses the contents so they take up much less space. You can fit 2 or 3 times as much into the same space by using them. Additionally, vacuum sealed bags can be helpful in protecting your clothes from moisture, bugs, and other things that might damage them. You just have to make sure that you have them inside of a container that can protect them from puncturing, as a single hole in the bag can render them useless.

3. Shrink Wrap

One of the biggest concerns is protecting things in storage. One extremely effective way is to shrink wrap things. Like vacuum sealed bags, shrink wrapping can provide protection against dust, oxygen exposure, water, and sometimes UV light (depending on the type used). The wrap is difficult to rip or tear, so it can keep boxes sealed better than tape. It seals to the smallest possible shape you wrap up, so it minimizes the space it takes up. You can shrink wrap furniture, boxes, and even your whole RV if you want.

4. Edge Protectors

edge protectors for boxes

Edges can get banged around a lot while moving things around. While it’s not a problem just sitting there, it can become one while you’re switching your seasonal storage out. Edge protectors are a handy tool to prevent your possessions from getting damaged if you bump them on anything while moving them around. Combined with shrink wrap, you can get solid protection for any item you store.

How You Pack Makes All The Difference

If you’re packing things for storage, your primary concern is maximizing your space and protecting your belongings from damage. These four items are useful tools you can use for both purposes. They can seal items against oxygen, moisture, and pests, while helping reduce the space your belongings take up. If you aren’t already using them, then you should look into it the next time you go through your storage. It could end up helping you save money on rental costs by letting you switch to a smaller unit.