Packing for long-term storage

June 15, 2019

Assess What You’ll Be Packing

Before you begin the actual act of packing, you need to first assess exactly what it is you'll be putting in long-term storage. First, ask yourself some of these questions.

  • When will I need this again?
  • It is expensive/breakable?
  • Does it have sentimental value?

The answers to these questions will help you to make the final decision on if that item should go into long-term storage or not. After you have determined what you will be packing, this will give you a better idea of what supplies you’ll need to purchase to help preserve your belongings.


Organization is Key

When it comes to packing for the long-term, it is highly unlikely that you'll remember what items you packed in what box and in what section of the storage unit. We suggest you number your boxes and keep an organized list of what is inside each box. This will save you hours of digging in the future and act as a table of context for anyone else that has access to the storage unit.


Think Sturdy and Resistant

Here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for - let's talk about packing itself. When it comes to packing and storing away your belongings, you don’t want to put them in any old container. For example, do not use plastic bags or recycled moving boxes. You want to find a container that will be sturdy enough to stack.


Choose the Right Self-Storage Facility

Lastly, it's all about choosing the right self-storage facility for your needs. You will want to find a climate-controlled unit that can hold all of your belongings, that has security and is in good condition.


Visit Noah’s Ark Self Storage today to find the new home for your belongings!

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