Packing Tips

 Ideas to Help You Safely Pack For Moving

  • Try to avoid mixing items from room to room. It will make your unpacking a lot easier
  • Tape boxes well to avoid any broken boxes
  • Bundle any breakable items using either bubble wrap or packing paper.
  • Avoid using large boxes for heavy items. It will make it easier on yourself to put the heavier items in smaller boxes so you can still lift them
  • Fill any empty spots in the boxes with either packing peanuts or packing paper. By doing this you can prevent any shifting or rubbing of items that could cause damage.
  • Before you start packing, sort through things and decide if they could be donated or not. This will help you to avoid packing items you don’t really need.
  • Buy your moving supplies before you start packing. At GPL Self Storage you can buy more than you may need and return any unused items.
  • Place heavier items on the bottom of the box to avoid damaging the smaller items.
  • Clearly label each box with what room it belongs to and the contents in it. If you are using a moving company you may also want to write your name on the box and number each box.