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How to pack like a pro
December 30, 2019

How to Pack Like a Pro

Whether it’s your first move or your tenth, you may be wondering how to make the packing process go more smoothly. What’s the best way to pack up everything? What supplies do I need? How do I make sure that everything makes its way to my new place in one piece? Fortunately, we can help. At Elite Self Storage we have the packing supplies and knowledge you need to make moving easy and stress-free.

Have the Proper Supplies

Of course you need to make sure that you have the proper supplies on hand. That means protective items, like bubble wrap, along with boxes and other specialty supplies that make moving easier. We have bubble wrap and foam peanuts. We have wardrobe boxes that can keep your clothes in top shape during transit. It’s also wise to pick up more specialized packing items, like a mattress bag, that can better protect your items as you move them from place to place.

Protect Your Valuables

This seems obvious, but some people think that old newspaper is enough to keep breakables in top shape. Sometimes that’s not the case. We have the protective moving supplies you need to make sure that everything arrives at its new destination in one piece. Whether you’re dealing with antiques or just your everyday dinner plates, we’ve got you covered.

Pack in Waves

You don’t have to do this all at once. Moving can be exhausting. Pack up your stuff in waves and take a break when needed. You’ll be less tired and you’ll do a better job of packing everything up and protecting it in transit. If you feel like you need some time off from packing, take it!

Go Room by Room

Like we said, moving can seem overwhelming. Breaking it down and going room by room can help. Pack up the TV room and that feels like an accomplishment. Then pack up the kitchen and feel like you’re getting somewhere. When you go room by room it’s easier to organize and figure out what needs to come with you to the next place.

Throw Out What You Don’t Need

As we said, you want to know what needs to come with you to the next place. There’s no reason to move things to your next place if you don’t even need them. So take some time and make sure that you throw out or donate or even sell anything that you don’t need. This can save you time and this step saves you money on packing supplies as well.

Don’t Cut Corners

If you have breakable items, don’t take shortcuts. If you have any awkward items to pack, take the time out to make sure that they’re stowed away properly. If you cut corners now you’ll end up regretting it later when you end up with broken items that need to be replaced once you get settled into your new place.

Your Packing Supplies Source in Sioux City, IA

So if you’re in need of packing supplies and a temporary place to stow your stuff, we can help. Talk to the experts at Elite Self Storage and see how we can help you take the guesswork out of moving. We look forward to helping you out!