Packing Tips

Handle with Care: Packing Tips from Bulldog Self Storage

Once you’ve finished scheduling the movers and planning your move date, now it’s time for the difficult part. No worries – Bulldog Self Storage in Edmonton is here to help! We’ve compiled a list of time-saving, and hopefully plate-saving, packing tips so that you can store your belongings delicately and efficiently.

Packing Your Belongings

Effective packing can make moving significantly easier. Here are a couple of our time-tested tips to help you:

  • Do it methodically: sort through and pack one room at a time.

  • Make several piles: a pile of items to keep, a pile of things to donate, and a pile of things to throw away.

  • Use boxes of the same size to maximize unit space. They are also easier to stack and store in the unit.

  • Heavier items should be packed in smaller boxes so they are easier to manage.

  • Light items can be packed in larger boxes.

  • Pack non-essential items first, such as books, seasonal items and clothing.

  • Wrap all delicate and fragile items separately in tissue paper or bubble wrap.

  • Make sure to fill each box. Overfilling may damage your contents, while under-filled boxes can collapse when other items are stored on top.

  • Do not wrap items tightly in plastic as it will trap moisture.

  • Wardrobe boxes with a bar will help lessen the wrinkling of your clothing.

  • If possible, pack your electronics in their original boxes.

Packing Your Storage Unit

Once you’ve finished packing, it’s time to efficiently store your packed boxes if you are looking to rent a storage unit. These tips will make using your storage unit easier:

  • Make an inventory of all the boxes and types of items in your unit and where they have been placed.

  • Pre-plan how you will stack your packed boxes to ensure you have the ability to easily access those items you may need.

  • We recommend you use pallets or skids to keep your belongings off the floor.

  • Place heavy, large items in the unit first to create a good base for stacking.

  • Do not put heavy items on upholstered furniture or mattresses.

  • Be sure to store paintings, pictures, and mirrors in an upright-standing position.

  • Leave freezer or fridge doors open to prevent odours collecting over time.

  • Consider disassembling larger furniture such as tables, bed frames, and shelves so that they take up less room.

If you have questions about renting a storage unit in Edmonton, please call one of Bulldog Self Storage’s two locations today. We’re here to make your move easier for you!