Packing Supplies For Moving and Storage
At Discount Storage, we know that moving is hard and the toughest part is packing, organizing and getting your possessions to their destination.
We like to think of ourselves as an ally when it comes to storing your possessions in between destinations. From multiple sized self-storage units
to inside and outside storage with flexible month to month or long-term leasing we also offer packing supplies for moving and storing your contents.
- Secure Padlocks
- Moving Boxes
- Packing Tape
- Bubble Wrap
What kind of lock do I need for a storage unit?
Although ordinary padlocks are inexpensive, most are not secure and even though we monitor our facility with video camera security systems and electronic gated entry, a secure padlock on your unit is just one more defense to protecting your items.
When it comes to locking the door of your unit while in storage don’t cut corners on the very item that leads to the things that you work hard for and value the most.
Avoid single and multiple combination padlocks. Inexpensive locks are less costly due to the fact that the manufacturers often cut costs by using low-quality metal.
For convenience, we offer secure padlocks built specifically to be tamper-resistant.
Boxes for Moving
It pretty much goes without saying the boxes for storing your items are a necessity. Of course, you can purchase totes but combined with the added expense of moving, boxes are often a less expensive option.
From small to large our complete selection of moving boxes saves you from trips to grocery stores in hopes that you and money.
Packing Tape vs. Duct Tape
Packing tape is of course made specifically for packing. Unlike duct tape which was designed to seal ducts, packing tape outweighs using duct tape securing your items in a box.
- Strong enough to keep boxes closed
- Can be applied with a tape gun for easy application
- Easier to cut open when it comes time to unpack
- Duct tape doesn’t stick well to cardboard, especially in the case of heavy boxes
Packing Your Valuables
Did you know that Bubble Wrap® began as an effort to create a new wall covering by laminating two plastic sheets with air bubbles in between? Although it didn’t catch on as interior décor, it sure has made protecting your valuables a whole lot easier.
Should I Newspaper When Packing to Move?
When wrapping your items to place in boxes when you move, you may be tempted to use the newspaper. Although paper on a whole does use up less space, be aware that the black ink on the newspaper can rub off and transfer to the very items that you are trying to protect.
Although the ink isn’t harmful and in most cases won’t stain it may give you more things to clean than you anticipated when you unpack.
Advantages of Using Bubble wrap
- Protects fragile items such as dishes, pictures, and delicate accessories
- Conforms to any shape
- Reduces the total weight of boxes
- Reduces loss from damage
- Relieve stress during the move, after all, who doesn’t enjoy popping the air bubbles?
For convenience and a sure way to protect your fragile items, contact the manager to purchase bubble wrap.
Tips for Making Packing Easier (DOs and DON'Ts)
- Label the boxes on all six sides and keep a list for easy reference. Labeling your possessions will save you time if you have to look for something in particular.
- When packing boxes, remember, at some point, you will have to lift them so keep that in mind.
- Disassemble items such as tables, bed frames, etc. to save space.
- Wrap and label all pieces to make it easier to reassemble them. Put all hardware in bags and mark the bags accordingly.
- When you disassemble electronics like computers, stereos, and things that have numerous cords, place small colored stickers on the cord and the same color sticker where the cord plugs in. This will save you the hassle of trying to figure out what goes where when it comes time to reassemble your electronics.
- If possible, use the original boxes to store your electronics and other items.
- Make sure that all appliances are clean and dry before storing them. Don’t’ forget to leave appliances slightly ajar to prevent mildew.
- To prevent rusting, rub a small amount of machine oil on metal tools, bicycles, and equipment.
- Make sure to drain and clean all debris from all equipment before you store them.
- When wrapping collectibles or anything breakable, tape it after you wrap it. This should avoid mistaking them for excess paper to fill the box.
- Use bubble wrap or unprinted paper to wrap fragile items. Group similar items together and mark the boxes accordingly.
- Clothing and draperies should be stored in wardrobe boxes on hangers to retain their original shapes.
- Purchase the insurance! If your belongings are worth storing, they are worth insuring!
- Rubbermaid containers are great to store your items. They have tight-fitting lids and stack easily.
- Do not use plastic to cover your belongings as it retains moisture.
- Do not pack your boxes so that they are too heavy to carry them...especially when you are packing books.
- Do not use printed newspaper for wrapping as the ink may smudge and get on your items.
- Do not forget to clean appliances before you store them.
- Do not store any toxins or flammables such as paint, oil, or gasoline.
Your Belongings are Valuable to Us Too!
From our well-lit storage facility to electronic gate entry and state-of-the-art video monitoring systems and packing supplies to keep your valuables protected, when you rent with us you can rest assured your possessions are safe from theft.
Contact Discount Storage in Plymouth, IN
- Open 7 Days a Week, 365 days a year
- 24 Hour Access
- Easy Sign Up
- Climate Controlled
- Gated, Fenced
- Well Lit Throughout
- 40 Computerized, State-of-the-Art Video Cameras
to purchase all of your packing supplies for moving or storage or call (574)936-4729.
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