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Helpful Advice for Packing, Moving & Storing Boxes

Here are a few tips and tricks to pack like a pro, making moving more efficient and finding your stored goods easier! For more information, give Southbend Storage a call—we’re your trusted storage facility in Quesnel.

  • Be sure to fill all boxes to capacity to ensure boxes won’t collapse when stacked on top of each other.
  • Try to keep boxes the same size and shape to make stacking easier.
  • Clearly label content of boxes on all four sides.
  • Remove table and chair legs if possible to allow for easy stacking on top of appliances.
  • Wrap small or fragile items in blankets or towels and store in empty drawers.
  • Store light or breakable items, such as dishes, on top of heavier boxes.
  • Leave an aisle or walkway free in your unit to allow for access to items at the back.
  • Keep items you will need readily available (IE seasonal décor, patio furniture, etc.) at the front of your unit.
  • Use a protective floor covering, pallets or skids to places boxes and items on.
  • Avoid storing valuables like furs, money and jewellery and do not store perishable food items or hazardous materials.
  • Always keep your unit locked.
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