Packing and Boxing Your Items for Moving in Chandler, Arizona


Most people think they are good at packing and it often comes naturally. That’s until you start doing it yourself and face a series of difficulties on your own.  Following an efficient and effective set of guidelines when it comes to packing can save you a big headache. 


We are happy to provide you with some useful information to help you source and utilize the best self-storage experience for your needs. You can start packing your house in an efficient way by paying close attention to following details.


Many moving companies will offer packing as an additional service, but you most likely to end up packing goods yourself while paying for the additional service. Packing for self-storage requires meticulous planning and thinking before you begin and just like any other methodical procedure it needs to be well thought out first.  Accessibility is the most important thing when it comes to packing your stuff. Because if you pack it with proper accessibility, you can have easy access to your stuff even at the storage facility and that is a huge advantage which will benefit you in the long run because it optimizes the storage space utilization.


The first step would be to make an inventory of all your stuff, sort them accordingly and then finally keeping a log of where those things are stored and in what order. This improves your accessibility to the goods at any given time because you can always refer to your log and locate the relevant things from the lot.  This log will also become very useful if needed to file a claim for an insurance policy in a case of claiming damages if anything were to be destroyed or stolen.


Do not go the cheap route out when choosing storage boxes. Buy good quality sturdy boxes and packing materials to support them. Box strength tends to degrade with use. Minimize usage of used boxes and check thoroughly to make sure they are still in good condition if recycling them.  Decide on the sizes of the boxes after carefully measuring the storage unit. If you buy boxes of similar sizes it'll be easier to stack them securely in the self-storage facility and will save you space.


Another golden rule in packing is that large boxes do not necessarily carry heavy items. So refrain from filling large boxes with heavy items such as books as they'll quickly become impossible to carry and may break. You can buy decent size boxes that will do the job just as well. If you do pack heavy items in a large box put in just a few and then fill the box up with lighter items, mixing larger and smaller items. 


Do not pack smaller items by congesting them all in together in fewer boxes.  It will be hard to sort anything out of a lot containing a bunch of small items. It will give you the same headache you were trying to avoid early when it comes to accessing them in the future. Disperse them equally in boxes and limit them to a controllable number of items.


You are ready to start now and make the first step to packing your house effectively.  If you have any questions please call us at our Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Glendale or Deer Valley locations. Good luck and happy packing.