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Packing Tips

  1. First on our list of storage packing tips would be to buy or book packing boxes early and start packing them as soon as you can. So when moving day comes you’ll be fully prepared, as delays on moving day can be costly and very stressful.
  2. Another moving packing tip is to use the same sized boxes for easy stacking. Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage packing boxes are specifically sized to make stacking and tiering easier. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you can make do with cardboard moving boxes picked up at your local supermarket. They aren’t strong enough and you risk damaging your goods. Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage boxes are fresh and new, unlike used boxes that could be soiled or might be carrying unwanted pests.
  3. List all the items that go into each box in a duplicate invoice book, and then number each box with their invoice number on all sides. Packing and labelling cartons room by room makes the unpacking much easier. The full list of contents is conveniently indexed in the book, which should be stored by the unit door for easy reference. No matter how each box is stored, you will know its contents by sighting its number. A set of duplicate copies should be placed in your storage folder at home.
  4. Fill cartons to capacity; partially full or bulging cartons may tip of collapse. Pack empty space with Butcher’s paper or extra linen to prevent collapsing when stacked.
  5. Seal boxes completely with packing tape to keep out dust and to strengthen
  6. Pack books and other heavy objects in the smaller boxes for easy lifting. Our Book and Wine Cartons are perfect. Keep under 16kg and stack the heaviest boxes at the bottom.
  7. If you need to store clothes, Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage Port-a-Robes (temporary closets) are perfect to take your clothes on hangers from wardrobe to box. Their depth allows you to store clothes on hangers, with the unused space at the bottom being very useful for storing shoes and other related items. Clothing and Linen Bags or Tea Chest Cartons are also ideal for clothes and linen.


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