Itís common knowledge that moving is a strenuous process.† From packing boxes up and moving them to a storage unit at Lexington Mini Storage to finding a way to pack your delicate belongings.† One of the worst parts of unpacking is getting into the bubble wrap and finding a family heirloom broken.† Here at Lexington Mini Storage, weíre here to offer tips to prep you for packing your delicate items.
Youíll need the proper packing supplies such as, boxes, padding, packing tape, and markers to label your boxes. You may actually already have some of the packing necessities at home. †If you have the cases for your china, those should be used. Plastic bins are a great cheap investment for a move. Not only will the sturdy sides protect any delicate items, the handles will make them easier to carry and thereís no worries about the bottom breaking open. And once you unpack them, they can store other items like off-season clothes.
If youíve saved styrofoam packing peanuts, youíre in luck, you finally have a reason to use them. If you havenít, a great substitute is to use the shredded paper from a paper shredder. Get going on all of those documents that have been waiting to get shredded for months.† Shredded paper is great for packing delicate knick knacks, vases and glassware because it fills in all the nooks and crannies, cradling and protecting each item. Saving newspapers is also helpful. Just be sure to wrap items in paper towels, butcher paper, or brown paper to keep them from getting stained by the black ink on newspapers. If you have them, paper or styrofoam plates are helpful for packing plates on top of each other.
Now youíre ready to pack. Put a layer of padding on the bottom of the box. When packing stackable items, place heavier pieces on the bottom, lighter pieces on top, and be sure to not pack the box too heavy to carry. Pack glasses together and never pack them stacked directly inside one another unless each one is wrapped heavily individually. Pack odd shaped items together by placing your items in a layer and pouring in your shredded paper to create padding between each one. Clearly label each box as whatís inside and FRAGILE.
These tips should shed some light on how to prepare your delicate items before putting them into storage at Lexington Mini Storage.[caption id="attachment_655" align="alignnone" width="300"] View of Lexington Mini Storage at night[/caption]