Packing Supplies & Tips

It can be tempting to toss your belongings into some boxes and call it a day. However, there’s much more to the packing process. As part of our dedication to providing sensible solutions for your storage needs, our team at Apple Self Storage is proud to offer an expansive line of packing supplies and several tips and tricks to make your packing process as seamless as possible.

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Packing Supplies Available On-Site at Apple Self Storage

At Apple Self Storage, we have all the packing supplies and materials you need to successfully and securely store your belongings. Whether you just have a few boxes or a carload of items, you can purchase these high-quality products at any of our locations including:

Packing Tips From Apple Self Storage

Once you’ve gathered all the supplies you need for packing, it’s best to take some precautionary actions before you arrive at our self storage facilities. Enhance your packing experience by following these simple tips.

Plan Your Packing Process Ahead

Before you pack a single item, make sure you have the right packing supplies to get the job done.

Seal Boxes Tightly With Packing Tape

By sealing your boxes tight with packing tape, you’ll help prevent dust from entering while in storage or during move-in and move-out.

Label Boxes for Proper Identification

Labeled boxes can better prevent movers from damaging sensitive or breakable items such as glassware and dishes during transit. You’ll also be able to load and unload your moving truck and storage unit more efficiently.

Dismantle Furniture

Dismantling your furniture into movable pieces helps make move-in more efficient and maximizes space inside your storage unit.

Use Drawer Space for Additional Packing

These spaces are ideal for smaller or foldable items such as towels or collectibles. Ensure drawer space is secure and use newsprint to tightly pack margins for breakable items.

Wipe Down and Dry Off Metal Items Before Storing

This will help minimize the risk of rust or additional wear and tear, especially if you plan to store these metal items long term.

Put Clothing on Hangers

Hanging your clothes will save you hours of time ironing the wrinkles out of your clothes post-storage.

Lay Books Flat in Boxes

This is done in order to protect the spines and prevent dust from creeping within the pages. Create further protection by adding packing paper within the margins.

Pad Mirrors, Glassware, and Dishes With Plenty of Paper

Wrap each individual glass with paper and make sure each surrounding area of the box is layered with paper, including the top and bottom. Plates are best stacked on the edge.

Find the Perfect Storage Unit at Apple Self Storage

After you pack up your belongings, it’s time to move into the best self storage units in Canada with Apple Self Storage. Our numerous storage unit sizes and types come with an extensive selection of amenities for your convenience. Learn more about our self storage by visiting our storage resources and FAQ pages.

Ready to get started? Rent or reserve your storage unit by finding your nearest Apple Self Storage location or filling out our online contact form today!