There comes a time in a persons life where you just feel like you’re running out of
room. Whether you’re feeling cramped in your home or office, or moving into a
different space, self-storage can help solve your need for space. As Joplin, MO’s
storage pros, we have come up with a few tips on how to box your special
belongings for their time in storage.

Put A Lid On It
Literally. Half-empty boxes can shift during transportation and can collapse. It’s
always a good idea to try to fill your boxes to capacity, not just for transportation,
but it helps keep out dust as well. If you can’t fill a box up all the way, try using foam
peanuts to fill in gaps in your boxes and use bubble wrap to secure any fragile items.
Anything left open can become dusty and exposed to the elements so be sure to use
a lid or tape the top of your boxes down.

Labels, Labels, Labels
No matter what you are storing, it helps to stay organized. Whether you are moving
homes or offices, labeling your boxes will help you keep track of everything before,
during, and after your move. After several months in storage, you won’t be able to
remember exactly where you put everything. Be specific with your labels.

Use The Right Packing Materials
Not all moving boxes were created equal. Finding the right size box, crate, or tub is
essential. Other packing materials that you may need include packing tape, scissors,
and labeling materials.

Take Inventory
Before you begin to pack up your belongings for storage, you should make a list of
exactly what you are placing in your self-storage unit. Along with proper labeling of
your boxes, taking inventory will help you recall what is inside the storage unit later

Distribute The Weight
When putting your valuables into storage boxes, take care to distribute the weight
evenly. Also, make sure the boxes aren’t too heavy for whoever may be lifting them.
We know that packing for storage can be time consuming and tricky. Next time you
are packing for self-storage, try using one or all of our tricks to help make your
move a breeze! If you’re ready to reserve your self-storage unit at Webb City

Storage, please contact our office in Webb City, MO today. We look forward to
hearing from you.