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September 20, 2022

Top Tips for Packing with Our Storage Supplies

Do you need storage for the cold weather? Load and Lock Self Storage has three locations in the Pocono Mountains: Canadensis, Albrightsville, and Walnutport, PA. We can assist throughout the entire storage process, from packing to accepting deliveries on your behalf, and all our offices sell storage supplies on-site, so you are set for your storage rental. Handle all your storage needs with us by purchasing your boxes and locks with Load and Lock Self Storage!

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Packing Tips for Boxes & Self Storage

1. Pack Small Boxes with Your Heavy Items

Large items may fit inside your largest boxes, but they also bring on the largest risk of breaking the box. Think about the weight of your items when packing up boxes. Items that are too heavy in a box can fall through the box and break or can end up inuring whoever is attempting to lift them. Follow this rule when packing: Pack heavy items in your smaller boxes and light objects in your larger boxes. It better distributes the weight, so it is more manageable on all fronts.

2. Label Boxes with a Marker or Cheat Sheet

You have probably heard the trick of marking your box with the room of your house in which those items belong. That is a great start to labeling your boxes for organization. The next step is to make a cheap sheet of the items in each box. That way you can differentiate between the clothing box holding your winter clothes and the one carrying your summer clothes. Doing the work now keeps you from having to rummage through boxes later to try to find a certain item.

3. Reserve Storage Ahead of Time to Plan

Load and Lock Self Storage offers contactless ways to reserve your storage unit ahead of time. There is no commitment at the time of reservation, but you must return to complete your payment before your intended move-in date. When you reserve storage space in advance, you can begin planning the layout of your storage unit. That way, when it comes time to move your belongings into the space and start using it regularly, you will already have a good idea of what needs to be done.

You will then have time to stock up on storage supplies before you need to pack up all your items. Gather boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and a quality lock for your storage. Then visit us again as you need additional supplies.

Collect Storage Supplies at Load and Lock Self Storage

Between our three self storage facilities, Load and Lock Self Storage has the most convenient, affordable storage in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. We offer drive-up storage and parking spaces to serve any of your storage needs. Find space to store your indoor and outdoor belongings—seasonally and long-term. In addition to storage, we sell all the storage supplies you need for packing up your items. Find the location closest to you to start renting a storage unit that fits your needs and budget!

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Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is an SEO Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her newly adopted Greyhound rescue, Titan.