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Packing and Storage Tips


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To ensure that your moving experience flows as smoothly as possible, here are a few moving and storage tips from Olympic U-Stor.

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Packing and Storage Tips

  2. 2. Olympic U-Stor aims to make your moving experience as pleasant as possible. If you’re in need of public storage in Santa Monica, we can help! Here are a few packing and storage tips to keep in mind before you move.
  3. 3. Inventory Write up an inventory of all of your items, keeping them in a safe place at home.
  4. 4. Never Store Anything Combustible This includes paint thinner, solvents, paint, chemicals etc.
  5. 5. Organize & Prioritize Place the items that you’ll need immediately in the front and the items you might not need right away in the back.
  6. 6. Keep Items Tightly Sealed This will ensure safety and security.
  7. 7. Fragile Items Be sure to wrap all glassware and dishes in tissue paper or another paper material. Paintings, pictures, and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard and marked "fragile".
  8. 8. Choose Boxes of Uniform Sizes This will make it easier to stack boxes. (Boxes should be capable of holding up to 25-30 pounds.)
  9. 9. Stacking It’s important to stack lighter boxes on the top of larger, heavier boxes.
  10. 10. Utilize Empty Trash Cans They’re perfect for packing shovels, hoes, rakes, hoses, etc.
  11. 11. Utilize Additional Storage For example, furniture with drawers can be used as additional storage by placing smaller, fragile items inside.
  12. 12. Label Boxes on All Sides This will make the unpacking stage go more quickly and efficiently.
  13. 13. If you have any questions regarding storage tips, feel free to contact us or visit our website for more information.