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January 10, 2022

How to Pack Your Storage Unit

Will you be preparing to pack up a storage unit soon? As you get closer to your move-in date at Ocean Storage or Bay Storage, follow our tips below on how to pack your storage unit efficiently and keep your belongings safe throughout their time in our facility. Our storage offices sell supplies like boxes and bubble wrap to ensure you have all the materials you need to secure your items. See how we can help you by stopping by or calling the storage facility closest to you in the Virginia Beach area!

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How to Pack Your Storage Unit to Stay Organized

Plan the Layout of Your Storage Unit Ahead of Time

Make sure you rent a storage unit large enough to leave some wiggle room. This will give you enough space to add an aisle that will let you access items on all sides of your unit. From there, consider placing valuable objects toward the back and boxes you will need to access more frequently in the front. Store like objects, such as kitchen contents, together in the same section of your unit.

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Label Boxes and Bins to Easily Find Specific Items Later

Labeling your boxes can be as simple as marking the box as “pots & pans” or “tools.” Just give yourself some reference as to what is inside, so later, you do not have to rummage through boxes when you need certain objects. If you do not want to full-on label all of your boxes and bins, at least mark them to differential them. Then you can make a cheat sheet or write a note in your phone about which items are stored where.

Pack Heavier Objects on the Bottom

Large, heavy, sturdy objects make the best foundation for stacking other items on top, and lighter objects will be protected from getting crushed. Factor in the weight of your items both as you are packing up your box and as you are packing up your storage unit. If you are storing a bunch of heavy boxes, you may want shelving in your storage space for the extra support.

Ocean Storage & Bay Storage Facilities Near Virginia Beach, VA

With eight self storage facilities in the Virginia Beach area, Ocean Storage and Bay Storage are the obvious choices for nearby residential and commercial storage. We offer drive-up and indoor storage units for seasonal storage, holding your beach house objects throughout the winter, and so much more. Check us out today!

Even with multiple storage facilities to choose from, finding storage near you is easy. Look through our contactless storage rentals of the Ocean Storage or Bay Storage location closest to you to see our available storage units. From there, you can compare storage options, access our storage calculator and other helpful tools, and find your belongings’ new home away from home. Our storage experts are still just a phone call or email away to answer any questions that come up. Rent your storage online with us today!


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Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is an SEO Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her newly adopted Greyhound rescue, Titan.