Affordable Self-Storage: Pack it. Load it. Relax
Throughout my time in the moving and storage industry, one of the primary concerns customers have is cost. Let’s face it, moving can be expensive. After the repairs needed to finalize a home sale, closing costs and other fees, moving or storage costs arise and customers wonder where the money they made on the sale of their home went.
Often, many customers will defray these costs by choosing to do the “heavy lifting” themselves. Mobile storage unit, like Zippy Shell, for example are a great option. But, like any project you may choose to do on your own, there are steps to follow to ensure it is completed successfully.
Cramming your stuff into the back of a pickup truck or trailer and crossing your fingers in the hope that everything inside stays intact is not the safest or most efficient way to get your belongings into storage or into a new home.
When moving by yourself, remembering these important tips which will help you pack and load your Zippy Shell portable storage unit like a pro:
First, make peace with the fact that something may break. You don’t have the time to inspect every single item you pack. That antique plate may have had a crack in it from years ago. It’s okay, accidents happen. If absolutely nothing is broken or scratched after moving your stuff, congrats, you’ve pulled off a small miracle!
Secure those boxes! Using sturdy boxes and properly closing or sealing them makes all the difference in the world and if anything does break it will be contained within a particular box.
Remember, heavier items in smaller boxes, lighter in large. Think back to your first packing experience when you put every book you owned in the largest box possible. Remember trying to lift it? Don’t do that again.
Take the time to load your Zippy Shell portable storage unit efficiently. Equal weight distribution is key. Heavy boxes stacked high are begging to tip or fall. Also, some portable storage containers, like Zippy Shells, use open, grated containers for your belongings. Make sure that things like table legs or lamp poles are not poking out of the sides.