Choose the right size boxes –
If you are choosing small boxes for big and heavy items and large boxes for small and light weight items, then you are doing wrong as choose your boxes as per your stuff and goods would be kept in a box.
Pack Your Boxes the Right Amount –
Packed boxes should not weigh more than you can comfortably lift. Make sure the boxes do not bulge at the top or sides in order to keep them stable when stacking in your storage unit. However, it’s important not to under pack boxes either. The contents of a half-empty box can shift while transporting and become crushed under the weight of heavier boxes, so it’s requested to not under pack either over pack your boxes.
Label Your Boxes –
Use a black marker or a tape to label the contents of each box. This will save you from having to open every box as and when you need something later. It will help you figure out what box you need first and what not. Also, definitely mark those boxes that need to be handled with utmost care — especially items like glassware, crockery or fragile items, that can easily be damaged while transportation or when moving into your storage unit.
Figure Out What Size Unit You Need –
Lastly, once everything is packed, measure out the unit size you think you need for storing your goods as per the requirements of each box. Don’t choose your units without knowing the accurate measurements of your boxes, as it makes sure that each box fits perfectly into the units. Remember, most units have an 8 ft. ceiling, so you can stack items as well.
Make sure that your units are secured –
Last but not the least, do not forget to cross-check that whether your units are secured at the storage area or not. Check the assurance of dedicated security guards, CCTV and alarmed units. Ensure the goods remains protected from fire and have fire prevention system. Also, check the storage area is away from dust.