Tips For Packing Valuables for Storage

Moving items whether to a new home or to a self-storage location can be stressful. Many tend to wonder if there is a right or wrong way to pack and often times have questions. What’s the best way to pack? Do I need special packing materials? How many boxes do I have to get? We understand packing your valuables can be a daunting task, which is why we are giving you a few tips to help make packing less stressful.

Glass Items
Items that are glass are ultra delicate and should be handled with caution. Wrap these items individually in either unprinted newsprint paper or bubble wrap to ensure nothing gets damaged. Newsprint paper that has no print on it won’t rub off on your valuables, unlike traditional printed newspaper. As for bubble wrap, a clever tip is to wrap the item with the bubble facing outward so the bubble won’t leave marks on the glass. 

Metal Objects
Metal can easily rust and tarnish if not taken care of properly. For these items, such as silver, be sure to clean and polish them. Then store them in a flannel bag that’s specially made for silver items. These will help preserve your metal pieces keeping them beautiful for years to come. 

Keep It Secure
Lastly, it’s crucial to keep your items secure so they aren’t rolling around in boxes. Packing peanuts, bubble wrap, extra tape and more can help keep these items sturdy and secure and less prone to breaking. 

 

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