Preparing to Put Your Things in Storage

Whether you are getting ready to move, go home for the summer or are subletting your apartment for a time, a storage unit is a perfect way to make sure your belongings are kept safe until you are ready for them. While you are packing for storage, there are several things you will need to keep in mind.

Does your unit have restrictions?

Many storage facilities have lists of restricted items that will not be accepted for storage due to safety or health concerns. Prior to packing, make sure you have done your research and received a list from the facility outlining what can and cannot be in your unit.

Create an inventory

Not sure what’s in every box? While packing, make sure you create an inventory of what is stored in which container in order to make it easier to find things. Our facility will also take an inventory of your items and make them easily accessible in your account for safekeeping.

Use high-quality packing materials

When packing things up to place into storage, you may be tempted to use boxes you already had in your home or free boxes from local pharmacies or grocery stores. While free boxes provide packing materials at a good price point, used boxes tend to be weaker from previous trips and moves, leaving your belongings vulnerable to being dropped accidentally. Use new boxes to pack heavy items and special boxes designed to hold books. This will prevent you from overpacking the boxes. Make sure each box is clearly labeled on at least three sides before sending it to your storage unit.

Virtual Storage in Boston, Cambridge & Somerville MA

If you are moving and are looking for a place to store your things between residences, contact OnDemand Storage today! We are a full-service, virtual storage company with pickup and dropoff service, so you’ll never need to step foot into the unit! OnDemand Storage can be reached by calling (855)215-6617 or by filling out our online contact form.