Packing, whether you are moving your belongings into self storage or relocating to a new city, can be difficult if you do not have the right supplies. Artwork and mirrors, for example, need specialty boxes. If you are planning on packing fragile items, you will need to be sure that you have the right cushion for the job. At Renton Highlands Self Storage in East Renton Highlands, we sell packing and moving supplies in our office. Our friendly and professional staff is your Renton, WA, packing expert.
At Renton Highlands Self Storage we work with you to assess your packing needs. We recommend the following basic supplies to have on hand for any move:
- Boxes, Various Sizes
- Packaging Tape
- Furniture Wrap
- Bubble Wrap, Newspaper Print or Packing Peanuts
- Labels & Permanent Markers
There are many more helpful products to ensure that your next packing project is a success. Visit us today to learn more about the products we sell.
Now that you are prepared with the appropriate supplies, it is time to develop a packing strategy. Here are a few of our tips to get you started:
Use the Right Wrap – Bubble wrap is a great packing tool, especially if you use the right wrap for the job. Wraps with smaller bubbles are great for protecting fragile items as they distribute forces among more points of impact. Bigger bubbles are great for cushioning larger, less fragile items.
Packing Books/Photo Albums – Always store bound objects on their side, not on the spine. Storing a book on its spine can warp the binding.
Labeling – Label every side of your boxes. That way you are guaranteed to know the contents regardless of which direction it is facing.