The Importance of Packing Supplies for Secure Storage

Packing, to most people falls in the same category of doing taxes or house work, few people look forward to packing.

If you are not relocating or planning to make use of a moving firm and intend on packing your belongings yourself, it is important to plan properly. To make things easier for yourself most experts recommend you start collecting boxes and other packing supplies at least a month (and preferably more) before the moving date. So, start packing early to minimize the rush and you'll be ready to get started.

When you are preparing to move your belongings into a new home or storage units, there are packing supplies you will need to do it successfully, and as easy and safe as possible. Easy – because packing supplies help you to organise your belongings and to carry them to the storage module. And safe because packing supplies help to ensure your goods are returned in their original condition.

From boxes for moving to tape and scissors, you should be fully prepared before you do anything.

Here are some ways you can use packing supplies in your next move and storage:

  1. Moving Boxes

While you might be tempted to find a bunch of free boxes at supermarkets and hospitals for moving purposes it is not ideal. The might be ideally sized, and clean, but you should invest in quality moving boxes that will get the job done.

The last thing you want to do is pack your things into boxes that will break right in the middle of your move. Sturdy moving provide greater protection for your belongings and will make loading and unloading your Secure Storage unit easier.

Tip: Fill each box to its capacity, using packing paper or fillers to eliminate empty spaces. This will ensure that items don’t shift during transport by minimising their movement in the box.

  1. Packing Tape

Quality moving boxes will keep your things safe, but for greater protection, packing tape can be used on the bottom of boxes for added strength and on the top to seal them shut, making sure they don’t bust open when you are carrying them. Additionally, packing tape will also keep your items safe and secure and prevent anyone from gaining access.

Tip:  Packing tape can also be used to tape drawers close, so they don’t open unexpectedly during transit.

  1. Packing Paper and Bubble Wrap

An excellent way to protect your crockery, cutlery, glasses and fragile items are newsprint sheets and bubble wrap furniture from rubbing together, or to stop your many loose items inside of your packing boxes from moving or potentially break during a move and transit is to use bubble wrap or packing paper. 

  1. Plastic Tubing

If you don’t want your mattress or couches from getting dirty during a move or while being in storage, use a material blanket or plastic cover for preventing your mattress or couches from getting dirty. Think Secure Storage sells plastic tubing in any length of your choice which can cover a variety of items such as mattresses, couches, tables, chairs, fridges, washing machines and many more. This is an excellent way of keeping your goods dust free during the self-storage period. 

  1. Labels and Markers

Once you arrive at your final destination, your secure storage unit in Parklands, you will want to know what is inside each of your moving boxes. Marker pens and labels makes lifer easier by helping you label every box clearly and to keeping boxes with similar items in the same general area. This is an essential step if you are going to be putting boxes into storage units.

Tip: If you need any labels or markers at Think Secure Storage we sell these items at our reception desk should you require it.

In Summary

At Think Secure Self Storage in Parklands, we want to help make it as easy as possible to store your belongings. This is why Think Secure has all the packing supplies you will need for the safe storage and moving of your belongings.

You can call us on 0800 844 657 or email at info@thinksecure.co.za to reserve these items for yourself before your next move.