how to pack a storage unit
May 9, 2022

How to Pack Up Your Storage Unit

Properly set up your storage unit to fully take advantage of its storage capabilities. TNC Self Storage offers a variety of storage sizes to suit your needs. The facility offers sizes as small as 5×5, or the much larger drive-up 10×30 size. Also, TNC Self Storage is excited to offer parking for RVs, and other large recreational vehicles. Read more below to learn how to properly set up your storage unit.

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3 Experts Tips on How to Pack Your Storage Unit

Avoid Overpacking Your Storage Unit 

While you certainly want to get the most use out of your rental space, you want to leave some extra room for moving items around, organizing, and accessing different corners of your storage unit. Creating an aisle in your storage unit makes for easy navigation through your items to the back of the unit. When setting up the layout of your rental, larger items packed in the back, while more-frequently used items are more-efficiently packed closer to the front. Visit TNC Self Storage today for all the moving and storage supplies you need for an easy packing session!

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Learn to Pack Efficiently 

As previously mentioned, larger items should be stored toward the back of your unit. If you choose to stack boxes and bins, store heavier boxes at the base of your storage unit, and place smaller and lighter boxes on top. Really pay attention to the weight of your items in comparison to the other items being stored around them. Avoid unnecessary damage by following this rule and making sure not pack your boxes past a manageable weight.

Keep a Running Inventory of All Items Being Stored 

Inventory all the items you are placing in storage. We recommend labeling plastic bins and storage boxes with the brief list of their contents and a category or room in the house in which those items belong. Labeling contents with a category also helps you when you are unpacking your storage unit and moving items back home. Some examples of what this might look like include:

“Play Room – Hot Wheels, mat, Legos”

“Kitchen – silverware, coffee mugs, plastic cups”

“China Cabinet – serving trays, dishes, fine glassware”

Read more helpful tips from Moving.com on how to pack your storage unit efficiently!

TNC Self Storage – Located in Souderton, PA

TNC Self Storage of Souderton, PA, is the premier affordable storage facility in our area. The facility conveniently offers temperature-controlled storage units, as well as parking for vehicles and RV storage. We are equipped to handle your residential and commercial storage needs of all sizes. Check out our online storage calculator to find our best-fitting storage unit size for what you are looking to store.

Additionally, TNC Storage has Penske trucks available for rental to ease your transition. The facility offers enhanced security to its customers with monitored gate access and personalized key pads are used for entry. Feel safe and secure when you rent with TNC Self Storage. Come stop into our office on Wambold Road today with any questions for our storage experts, and stock up on packing supplies! Otherwise, rent your storage online 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.