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-The loss of a loved one. When a relative dies, it’s typical that will leave behind a home containing a lot of the items. For convenience, families can store their relative’s belongings in a storage unit while preparing the home for sale.

If you want some more helpful information about storing your items, contact the storage experts at A-1 today. Our facility features a wide selection of storage units in various sizes. Just tell our staff what items you’d like to store. We can recommend an affordable space ideal for your specific storage needs.

It may seem pretty simple, but it does take some planning to pack boxes efficiently. Here are a few useful tips on packing boxes to help your move go smoothly:

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-Organization is key. Before placing your items in boxes, create a list. Assign every item to its appropriate box. Make easy-to-read labels for each one. Place those labels on each side as well as the top of the box. When writing your packing list, be sure to note the approximate replacement value for the item. This is especially useful if you plan to insure your belongings. If there are some breakable items, label them as “fragile.”

-Try to use only two different box sizes. This makes it easier to stack the boxes and remain organized. Boxes ought to be durable enough that the box on the bottom can support the weight of the others.

-Keep your belongings secure. As frequently as possible, place your items in boxes to keep them from collecting dust.

-Try to use space efficiently. Fill the whole box but not with heavy items entirely. You want to fill up a box to prevent it from collapsing or tipping over. You should, however, avoid filling it with items that are too heavy to carry. While packing, fill the box with the heaviest items first, then fill the box to capacity with other lighter items.

-Avoid use of plastic bags. Placing items in plastic bags might seem like a smart idea but it may actually lead to mildew growth.

-Be book smart. When packing your books, use small boxes instead of putting them in one larger box. Place the books flat within the boxes instead of standing them on end. This prevents damage to the books’ spines.

-Stay dry. Store refrigerators and freezers with the door open slightly. Appliances should be dry, so defrost your refrigerators and freezers and drain your washing machines.

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-Padding for your breakable items. Pack breakable items in packing paper or bubble wrap – particularly picture frames and mirrors.

-Utilize wardrobe boxes. When it comes to packing clothes we suggest that you make good use of wardrobe boxes when possible. Also, utilize old towels or bedsheets for wrapping your items. Cloth is preferable to plastic for wrapping.

-Be safe when packing tools and equipment. When you’re preparing metal equipment and tools for storage, drain them completely of fuel. Wipe them off with some oil to help prevent rust from collecting.

-Seal your boxes with packing tape. This keeps them shut and prevents the contents from getting dusty.

-Planning ahead. Make a basic plan regarding how you’ll place the furniture and boxes in your Self Storage Downers Grove IL unit.

-Avoid moisture. Do not put in damp items because these risk inviting mildew and other kinds of moisture damage.

-Smart storage. Store frames and mirrors on end rather than flat.

-Retain accessibility. Stack your boxes in a way that makes it easy to access each one. Do not store rows of boxes together. Instead, form an aisle that will enable you to conveniently a box without the need to move a lot of things.

-Create extra space. Add more useful extra space in your storage boxes by utilizing the hollow spaces of large furniture. For example, you can place a box inside a wardrobe. Likewise for refrigerators, stoves or washing machines.

Book secure, affordable Self Storage Downers Grove IL today with A-1 Storage – Call 630-796-6800