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Packing tips

At Blue Box, we want you to have a unique experience of self-storage. You will found below some information on how to pack your belongings like a professional. Being a self-storage expert, we can also help you with professional moving boxes and packing materials such as extra-large boxes, wardrobes boxes, glass dividers, tapes, bubble wraps, silk papers, blankets….

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  • Step1: Use the appropriate box

    We recommend you to use larger boxes for lighter items such as bedding linen and use the smaller boxes for heavy items like books and dishes.

  • Step 2: Pack your boxes with the right amount

    So that the boxes are well stable when stacked, make sure that they remain “square” and not bulging at the top or sides. Packed boxes should not weigh more than you can comfortably lift.

  • Step 3: Label your boxes correctly

    Use a black or blue marker to label the contents of each box. You will save time from having to open every box when you need something later. Mark the boxes that must be handled carefully and stack them in a safe place, especially items such as dishes, lamps that can be damaged when moving into your storage unit. Always use specialized wrapping papers or bubble wraps for fragile items. Newspapers may stain or damage your valuables.

  • Step 4: Close boxes with quality tape

    Good quality packaging tape is essential. Proper closure of your boxes with professional packaging tape ensure that each box maintain its structure and protects your items. Ensure to firmly close the top and bottom flaps with wide tape.

  • Step 5: Use hanging wardrobe boxes

    Prevent wrinkling and damage to pants, dresses, suits and evening wear by hanging them in a wardrobe box which are also convenient for curtains and other delicate textiles that require a little care and air.

  • Step 6: Wrap your furniture

    Cover and pad furniture with protective materials to ensure that they remain in good condition during the moving process and while in the storage unit.

  • Step 7: Think small

    Many stored items can be made smaller. Often you can reduce the size of the bed frames to help everything fit more comfortably in your storage space. Wrap frames together with tape (use the non-sticky side for no tape residue) then place any screws in plastic bags and tape them to the frame.

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