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Top Packing Tips: Storage Supplies and Preparation

Are you looking for a reliable and secure storage facility in the Virginia Beach area? Ocean Storage has multiple locations along Coastal Virginia equipped with drive-up and temperature-controlled storage units in a variety of sizes. Find your storage solution and gather all the necessary storage supplies here! We are your solution for all things self storage!

When you start packing up for storage, follow these helpful tips for easier preparation.

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Packing Tips for Self Storage

1. Buy New Boxes and Stock Up on Supplies

Do not wait to start gathering boxes. You will need a lot of them, and that is not a stress you should have to deal with at the time of packing. Stay away from asking grocery stores for their extra boxes. Since they were holding food, the boxes will likely attract bugs and other pests.

For new boxes, come to our office. Ocean Storage sells storage supplies on-site at each of our locations. For the month of October, a percentage of these sales will go to Susan. G. Komen for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

2. Reserve Your Storage and Movers in Advance

Make sure all your services are available on the day you wish to move into your storage unit. Each of our locations lets you reserve a storage unit up to two weeks in advance. You should try to reserve your storage as soon as you are able to. Otherwise you might miss out on the size or amenities you need. Once you know what day you will be storing/moving, you should contact your movers and moving vehicle rental company.

Reserving storage ahead of time also lets you plan out how you are going to lay out your storage unit. When you are dealing with many items, it is necessary to have a game plan in order to stay organized. Consider valuables that should be tucked away in the back, and which items should be close to the door for easy access.

3. Gather Quality Storage Supplies

If your plan is to scrounge up whatever old boxes you can find around the house, think again. Old boxes may work for light items, but you should not trust them with a decent amount of weight. Stop into one of our storage offices near you to stock up on quality packing supplies, In addition to boxes, we can set you up with bubble wrap, glass packing kits, moisture absorbers, packing tape, and more. Ask our staff members if you have any questions about which supplies would best protect the items you are looking to store.

Your Self Storage and Storage Supplies Destination on the Virginia Coast

Ocean Storage is the top self storage option in Virginia Beach. With multiple locations from Cape Charles to Norfolk and everything in between, we have you covered with whatever kind of storage your situation requires. Whether you are looking to store short-term or long-term, we have leasing options and a range of storage unit sizes to serve you. Find the location closest to you to get started!

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Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is a Content Marketing 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 spending time exploring the outdoors and snuggling in with a crochet project and her cat, Billie.