How are Items Secured in a Storage Unit?

Posted on 6 August 2021 | 4 minute read

man stacking storage boxes

Different companies take different approaches and techniques when it comes to securing items that are being loaded into their storage units. We at 1800 We Store It follow the industry’s best practices and leave no stone unturned to ensure that your precious belongings stay unscathed and literally remain in the same condition as the day they were put into storage.

We take pride in our team of professional packers and movers, and we can provide customised packing services, whether you need to pack a few boxes or an entire home. Equipped with years of training and experience, our team will come to you and wrap all your fragile items in custom-made furniture blankets and securely tie everything down with furniture tie downs. This guarantees that your goods won’t budge an inch during transit.

We offer a service of doing all the hard and heavy lifting and loading for you, saving you all the hassle and stress. We can bring the storage unit to your home or office, pack your goods, load them into the unit, and transport it to our facility. However, you have the option to do the packing and loading yourself and do so at your own pace and schedule.

Here are a few things to remember if you wish to pack yourself and load the items into your storage unit. Note that the way you approach this can serve as your first line of defense in keeping your goods safe and secure.

Clean Your Belongings Before Packing and Storing

Prior to packing and loading items into your storage unit, be sure to give your goods a thorough clean. Vacuum furniture and wipe all surfaces with a cloth or use an all-purpose cleaner. Be sure to discard food crumbs or remove stains to avoid foul odor inside your unit. You can use air fresheners if you are storing clothes or fabrics. It’s also advisable to use deodorisers if you are storing appliances like fridges or freezers.

Make an Inventory of Your Items

Before placing your belongings into boxes, make a comprehensive inventory of all the items you want to store. Use a spreadsheet or a standard clipboard to keep tabs of everything you wish to store before starting the packing and loading process. This way you won’t have to tear through your house or your storage unit to look for just a single lost item.

Use Quality Boxes and Packing Supplies

We have a full range of quality packing materials including boxes, tape, packing paper, bubble wrap, etc. Our team can assist you in regards to what you need. Wrap fragile items in packing paper or bubble wrap and carefully stack inside the boxes.

Be sure to put all heavy and non-fragile items at the bottom of the box and all delicate items on top. Write on the tape of the boxes so they are reusable. If you purchase the boxes from us, we offer a buyback option on all boxes returned in good condition.

Stack Based on Fragility, Load Based on Accessibility

After carefully packing everything, it’s time to load your belongings into your storage unit. At this point, you’ll want to keep your items in pristine condition while maximising the space in your unit. Remember to stack based on weight and fragility in order to keep your goods from being damaged.

Start with the heavier boxes and more durable items at the bottom and move up as they get lighter and more fragile. As you are loading items into your storage unit, see to it that you keep the items you may need to retrieve regularly as easily accessible as possible. If your storage unit is big enough, leave a path within the stacked goods in order to be able to access any item if required.

That wraps it up. We hope you found this post useful. If you have any questions or if you wish to enquire about our services, please feel free to contact us at 1800 937 867 or email us at info@1800westoreit.com.au Our friendly staff are always ready and happy to be of service and help with your storage needs.