Fort Worth Storage – Packing Tips
Eagle Self Storage:
Fort Worth storage that cares about its customers.
We are dedicated to provide the best Fort Worth storage and experience in storage.
That’s why we provide not only tips on what size storage unit you might need and whether it should be climate controlled or have electricity or not, but also a top of the line disc lock for your unit.
We also provide a conference room for reviewing any of your stored documents, or other items, a moving cart and moving truck, and all the various packing supplies you might need.
Along with all of this, we offer Fort Worth storage tips and packing tips so your belongings are safe and secure during your move.
Some of your Fort Worth storage packing tips from Eagle Self Storage include:
- Have all the packing supplies you will need before you start. This includes the various types of moving boxes, tape, markers, packing paper and bubble wrap, furniture covers, labels and inventory list.
- Be sure the writing on the box is upright so movers know which side is “up.”
- Be sure to mark every box with its contents and keep your inventory list updated.
- Avoid overloading or underloading boxes.
- Secure your boxes with packing tape on the top and bottom.
- Be sure the boxes do not bulge so they stack better.
- If you have the original boxes, use them.
- Use large boxes for your lighter items like linens, pillows and lamps and use smaller boxes for heavier items like books and tools.
- If you are concerned about rust, a climate controlled unit may be an option. Or you can lightly coat metal surfaces with a couple drops of machine oil.
- Pack garden tools and oddly shaped or bulky items like outdoor holiday lights in available empty trash cans or planting pots after securing them.
- Pack books and documents flat.
- If the items in one box are varying weights, be sure to place the heavier items on the bottom.
- Pack your items using the appropriate packing materials. For instance, wrap dishes and glasses individually and pad the boxes with packing paper or bubble wrap. Use the heavier boxes for glasses or dinnerware.
- Place a thick layer of packing paper inside the bottom and top of cartons. Wrap each dish and glass separately and fill in any empty space with crumpled paper. Plates are best stacked on edge. You can nestle some items like bowls and glasses with paper between them. If mixing dishes with glasses, place the glasses above the dishes. Use a box specifically made for dishes.
- Prepare items for packing: Clean and dry appliances including your washer, freezer and refrigerator. Launder or dry clean clothing, curtains, draperies, and bedding.
- Use all available space to store smaller items. For instance, spaces inside dresser drawers or appliances can be used to pack towels, linens or smaller fragile items.
- Pack lamps and lampshades in individual boxes using clothing or packing paper for padding to fill up all the space inside each box. Newsprint ink may stain the shades.
- Pad mirrors and paintings with paper or padded paper then place them inside specially made thicker boxes. They should be on edge, not flat.
- Be sure boxes are no heavier than about forty pounds – the amount most people can lift without straining.
- Use wardrobe boxes to hang clothing, draperies and other items that need to be crease free, being sure to leave “breathing” room.
- Disassemble as many items as possible to save space and pack better. Remove legs from tables if possible, disassemble bed frames and tie them together with tape or twine, keeping the screws or bolts with them by placing them in baggies and securing them with tape to the item they belong to.
- If it is not possible to remove legs, wrap them with bubble wrap.
- Secure all movable parts before packing.
- Wrap furniture with covers or pads including mattresses and box springs.
Remember to begin packing a couple weeks before your move. You can get started by packing seldom used items.
A better Fort Worth storage experience begins with packing . . .
. . . Eagle Self Storage prides itself on helping from the start, having on hand all of the various packing supplies and answering any questions you might have.