Have a lot of fragile belongings to pack in a portable storage? Protect your fragile items during your move or storage experience with expert tips for safely storing them from MI-BOX.
Moving can be a challenging and stressful experience, especially when it comes to packing and storing fragile items. If you’re planning to move or store your belongings in a portable storage unit, it’s crucial to know how to handle and protect your fragile items.
In this article, we’ll go over some tips and best practices for safely storing fragile items in a mobile storage unit, and also highlight the benefits of choosing MI-BOX portable storage for your next move.
Choose the Right Packing Materials
The first step in safely storing fragile items is to choose the right packing materials. Bubble wrap, packing peanuts, foam padding, and packing paper are all excellent options for wrapping fragile items. It’s also essential to have sturdy cardboard boxes in various sizes to ensure a snug fit and prevent items from moving around during transport.
When packing fragile items, it’s important to double-check that they are secure and well-protected. For example, if you’re packing a set of dishes, wrap each dish individually in packing paper, and use cardboard dividers to separate each dish. You should also place crumpled packing paper or foam padding between each plate to prevent them from knocking against each other.
Label Boxes Clearly
Another important aspect of safely storing fragile items in a portable storage unit is labeling boxes clearly. Proper labeling can help identify which boxes contain fragile items and which ones can be stacked on top of each other.
Using a permanent marker, label each box clearly with its contents and any special handling instructions. For example, you can label a box containing fragile items with “FRAGILE” or “HANDLE WITH CARE” to ensure that movers or anyone handling the box understands that it requires extra attention.
Distribute Weight Evenly
Distributing weight evenly is another crucial step in safely storing fragile items in a portable storage unit. By distributing weight evenly, you can prevent boxes from toppling over during transport and avoid damages to fragile items.
When packing boxes, start by placing heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on top. You should also avoid overpacking boxes, as this can make them too heavy to lift safely. Instead, use multiple boxes for heavier items, and distribute the weight evenly between them.
Stack Boxes Properly
Properly stacking boxes in a portable storage unit can also help prevent damages to fragile items. When stacking boxes, place heavier boxes on the bottom and lighter boxes on top. You should also make sure that boxes are stacked in a way that prevents them from shifting during transport.
To prevent boxes from moving around, use rope or bungee cords to secure them to the walls of the storage unit. This will also help distribute weight evenly and prevent boxes from toppling over.
Team Up With MI-BOX For The Best Moving Experience
MI-BOX portable storage units come in 3 convenient sizes for you to choose from.
- Small: This 8’ x 7.5’ x 7.5’ storage container is ideal for storing dorm room contents, seasonal items, or garage items.
- Medium: With a size of 16’ x 7.5’ x 7.5’, this storage unit can easily accommodate the contents of a two-bedroom apartment or three to four rooms of furniture.
- Large: Need to store a lot? This 20’ x 7.5’ x 7.5’ storage container will easily fit the contents of a large apartment or a home with four to five rooms of household items.
They are designed to fit on most driveways and will be delivered by one of our expert drivers and leveled for a perfect step-in height with our state-of-the-art lift unit. You’ll never have to drive a giant moving truck and rush to get it back on time before late fees set in.
A fan favourite fact about choosing a portable storage container from MI-BOX is that you can have it delivered days, weeks or even months before the move and keep it for as long as you’d like. You can work at your own pace, and with 24 hour access, you can choose a time that works best for you.
Once you’re finished packing your mobile storage unit, just let us know when to pick it up and where to drop it off next, even if that’s at our secure and clean storage facility until further instructions.
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