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How to Pack a Storage Unit

No one looks forward to packing a storage unit. Just the thought of figuring out how you’re going to make all your belongings fit into such a confined space can be more overwhelming than actually packing the unit. Our Miami movers understand and want to make the experience less stressful by telling you how to pack a storage unit.


Follow these steps from our professionals at All My Sons Moving & Storage, so you won’t be pulling your hair out and will have a storage unit that’s accessible and packed like the pros.

How to Pack and Organize a Storage Unit

Use Airtight/Vacuum-Sealed Bags

One of your main concerns when learning how to pack a storage unit may be protecting your things. No one wants their items to get damaged or smell bad in storage. To prevent this, you should completely seal all of your items. Pillows, blankets, sheets, and other articles which can absorb smell can be stored safely into bags. These bags should be air-tight and sealed to fully work. You should also place the bags into boxes for more space in your storage unit.

Pack Everything in Boxes

Boxes are a great way to avoid damaging your goods. Place things in boxes according to what they are. For example, fragile goods such as a jewelry box or an antique clock can be placed in the same box; they are both easily broken. With this in mind, make sure to label the box as fragile to ensure its safety. Fully labeling and specifying the contents of the boxes not only keeps things in good condition, but helps when you’re trying to remember what you actually even put into the boxes. When your home is covered in an array of brown boxes, labels help to pack a storage unit for easy access. 

Pack Boxes and Furniture in Your Storage Unit Efficiently

When learning how to pack a storage unit, another concern our Miami local movers know people are worried about is space. How are you going to fit your grandmother’s antique dresser and all of your boxes into that unit?  Compile your furniture into the smallest pieces possible, and deconstruct your larger items into smaller pieces to ensure that everything fits. If you don’t want to disassemble your furniture, we can do that for you as part of our Miami packing services.

Hang Your Clothing in Clothes Boxes

Additionally, clothes can be a concern in this storage unit packing process. To avoid ripping or damaging articles of clothing, movers suggest using hanging clothes boxes. With these boxes, clothes can be hung up in storage; taking up less space in your storage unit and also still easily accessible.

Hire Professional Movers to Move into a Storage Unit

Despite the difficulty and the stress that packing a storage unit can create, it can be made easier and fun, too, once you learn how to pack a storage unit properly. Properly packing a storage unit can aid for a better move-in. You can rest easily knowing that all the work you accomplished in packing will surely pay off when you need to reassess your storage unit. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation quote and to learn more about our services.