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July 12, 2022

How to Pack Your Storage Unit

So you have found your storage solution, but now what? Hernando Storage and Zia Stor-All have resources to help you settle into our storage facilities. Find quality drive-up, temperature-controlled, and vehicle storage in person or online. Our contactless rentals allow you to browse our available storage units and rent or reserve right then and there. Once you secure your storage, see our tips below on how to best pack your storage unit to make the most of your storage rental and keep it organized.

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How to Pack Your Storage Unit: 3 Pro Tips

1. Label Large Boxes/Bins, So You Know What Is Inside

When each box has a label, you do not need to rummage through boxes to find the item are looking for. You can also create a cheat sheet of sorts if you do not want to mark up your boxes. Categorize like objects together, and label on your cheat sheet which objects (for example: kitchen utensils, garage tools, or winter clothes) are in which boxes together.

2. Pack the Heaviest Items on the Bottom

This is a good rule both for packing up boxes and packing your storage unit. Your largest, heaviest items will act as a base for stacking other boxes or items on top. If you choose to stack your belongings, make sure you are checking each box for its stability to avoid damage throughout long-term storage. Stop into our storage office closest to you to stock up on quality packing supplies. We can set you up with large, sturdy boxes and all the bubble wrap and packing tape your storage requires.

3. Be Intentional with How You Lay Out Your Storage Unit

Make sure you have room to navigate through your items. An aisle down the middle of your storage unit will give you easy access to both sides and the back of the storage unit. Keep objects you will need frequently up front and valuables in the far corners from the door. Talk through your storage rental with one of our experts to figure out how much space you should rent for your situation. You can also check out our online storage calculator for a quick storage unit size suggestion.

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Storing with Hernando Storage and Zia Stor-All

Find the self storage you need in Hernando, FL, or Hobbs, NM. Hernando Storage and Zia Stor-All are both equipped with drive-up storage and parking options. We can help you take control of your business and home storage needs—no matter the size. In addition to that, Hernando Storage offers temperature-controlled storage units. Indoor storage provides an extra layer of protection from harsh weather outside that could pose a risk of damage to your belongings. We recommend temperature control for moisture-sensitive items, like documents, electronics, antiques, and other valuables. Our storage offices on-site can hook you up with supplies for an easier packing experience. Get started with us today by browsing our available storage units online! You can rent or reserve you storage completely contact-free!

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Tim Glasow

About the Author: Tim is an SEO Strategist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. He is a self-storage industry specialist who has written about everything from storage advice and helpful resources to industry trends. In his free time, Tim enjoys sampling craft beer and exploring the local music scene.