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Your Guide to Packing and Labeling Storage Boxes

When you move a box of items into a storage unit, chances are that you will not review the contents of the box for months or even years after your initial move. As time passes, you will be more and more likely to forget the exact contents of each box in your storage unit. To get ready for a storage unit rental in Sunnyvale, it is a terrific idea to take the time to pack and label your storage boxes correctly. If you are gathering information for your upcoming move into storage, here is a quick guide to packing and labeling your storage boxes. labeling - moving - boxes

Pack Similar Items Together

Rather than attempting to fit many different varieties of objects into the same box, it is a good idea to make sure that the contents of all of your boxes share some similarities. For example, if you are packing up extra kitchen goods, you can organize your move by placing cups and glassware into the same box. Packing similar items together will save you stress and hassle when you are ready to move them out of storage.

Use the Right Packing Materials

While your items will be safe and protected once they have reached your storage unit, you will need to make sure that they do not become damaged during the move into storage. Any fragile items should be carefully wrapped in newspaper or bubble wrap before they are placed into a box. You can also use packing peanuts to fill empty space in a storage box.

Label Contents Carefully

Once you are done packing your box, you will be ready to give it a label. Ideally, your label should provide you with immediate information about the contents of the box. For added convenience, you can create a color-coding system that you use on the exterior of each box. You may also want to write down a comprehensive list of the contents of each box so that you will be able to unpack more easily.

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