How should I pack items for storage?
The right way to pack items for storage depends on what types of items you will be storing. No matter what items you’re packing, you’ll most likely need the same general supplies:
Read our room-by-room guide to packing your home for detailed packing advice.
What is the best way to move stored items?
The best way to move stored items depends on what items you are moving and how far they will be travelling.
If the items you need moved into or out of storage are traveling more than 150 miles or you’re storing large or heavy boxes or household items like furniture, the cheapest shipping method is often consolidated freight like TSI. TSI has access to a nationwide network of professional movers and is able to secure available space on trucks going the same direction as your shipment to help keep your costs low.. We’ll create a customized storage unit moving plan based on your unique circumstances, and our logistics and operations specialists will work hard to make the process as simple as possible by organizing and executing your move in an efficient and easy way.
If the items you need moved into or out of storage will be traveling less than 150 miles, professional local movers will be the safest and most efficient way to move your stored items, especially if you are moving furniture or a full household of belongings. For smaller local moves, renting a truck and moving your belongings yourself may also work well if you are able to lift and carry your own items.
Are there any items that I can’t store?
Typically, storage facilities aren’t equipped to store certain items for safety or legal reasons. Before you decide on your facility, look into what you can store and what items are prohibited. Storage facilities should be able to provide a list of restricted items upon request. Also keep in mind that your shipping company may have restrictions as to what they will ship as well.
Items typically not allowed in storage units include:
How do I prepare my items for long term storage?
Typically, when preparing items for an extended storeroom stay, it’s important to take extra measures to ensure the preservation of your stored items. These include:
These are some of the many things you can do to set your long term storage up for success.