Published: November 08, 2020
If you’re moving to LA or the surrounding area, you are more than likely going to pack a portable storage container or a moving truck sometime soon. Portable storage containers, in particular, can prove particularly useful. If you are working with a company like UNITS Moving & Portable Storage of Los Angeles, you can pack your container, have it shipped to your new place, and proceed to unpack everything without worrying about hauling a heavy container yourself
If you’ve never packed a portable storage container before, though, you might be a little overwhelmed with the logistics. Even if you have, learning more tricks of the trade never hurts! That’s why our packing pros have put together four useful tips for packing your portable storage container below.
Pack your boxes with a plan. Before you even think about packing the portable storage container, make sure that you have some kind of strategy for packing your boxes. For example, make sure you don’t over-pack a box full of heavy items. You might also want to think about putting heavy items in smaller boxes to make it easier to lift and move them. You’ll also want to make sure the boxes you use are easily stackable.
Pack in walls. As you pack your portable storage unit, work from the back of the container to the front and from the floor to the ceiling. Packing like this will allow you to move around the unit as you work while also ensuring your belongings are snug – you don’t want your stuff to bounce around when the container moves!
Protect fragile things. As a matter of practice, you should wrap anything that could possibly be damaged while moving. Fragile decorations, electronics, or anything else that could easily break if it shifts during delivery should be wrapped in bubble wrap, clothing, or newspaper.
Put household essentials towards the front. In reality, almost no one unpacks all their belongings right away. Even if you do, though, you’ll likely want to put all your essential household items and toiletries towards the front of the portable storage container to make sure you can easily and quickly access them.
We hope these tips help make the packing process that much easier for you and your family. For any questions about our services or to reserve your portable storage container, call UNITS Moving & Portable Storage of LA at (877) 838-6487 or contact us online today!