How to Pack a Storage Unit: 3 Tips from Stirling Storage in Phoenixville, PA

Searching for the best place in Phoenixville, PA, for self storage? Stirling Storage offers temperature-controlled storage solutions on Kimberton Road. Let our storage experts assist you in choosing the right size storage unit and amenities for your items. Then follow our tips below to pack your storage unit efficiently.

Tricks for How to Pack Your Storage Unit Neatly

Do Not Go in Without a Layout Plan, Especially for Larger Storage Units

Consider which items can be stacked, which boxes have valuable/fragile contents (store them in the back of the storage unit), and which items you will plan on swapping out frequently (store by the door). Valuables should be far from the storage unit door, while regularly used items should be up front. We recommend leaving a center aisle to allow room to move around and access all the corners of your storage unit.

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Take Advantage the Storage Supplies Sold in our Office

You can purchase any packing supplies you need at our storage office, and our staff can offer their guidance for proper precautionary measures for your items. Especially if you plan to store long-term, how you pack your storage unit will play a big role in how your belongings hold up over that time. Make sure fragile items are wrapped up and placed in well-padded and new boxes. Old boxes run a risk of bursting open at the bottom, so if you plan to use them, do not pack anything heavy or breakable inside.

Labels Are Your Friend

It is worth the extra step to at least label your boxes to categorize the items inside. For example, “kitchen utensils,” “old clothes,” “family photos” will go a long way when you are searching for a specific item later. If you are storing for a move, label your boxes with the room in the house that those items belong, so movers know where to put them as you are moving into your new home.

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Find Self Storage in Phoenixville, PA

Are you looking to store sensitive objects? Stirling Storage has a temperature-controlled storage facility that can protect your belongings from fluctuations in temperature occurring outside. We offer multiple ways for you to find your perfect Phoenixville, PA, storage unit. Come by our storage office on Kimberton Road or call to speak to our experts to talk through the best options for what you are looking to store. They can help you pick out features, a storage unit size, and a long-term or short-term renting plan. You can also rent or reserve your storage with Stirling Storage online!

With the options to rent or reserve your storage unit from the comfort of your own device, you can choose the best course of action for your storage project. Browse the storage units we have available at our Phoenixville, PA, storage facility to find your solution. Then choose to rent your storage unit right away or reserve it commitment-free for a future date. Find storage online today!

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Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is a Content Marketing 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 spending time exploring the outdoors and snuggling in with a crochet project and her cat, Billie.