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Not many people find packing up their belongings an especially enjoyable process. It can become time consuming to an already busy schedule, and it is not something that can be labeled as particularly fun and exciting. However, it is a necessary step in moving your belongings into a Toronto storage locker space. The best way to get the task of packing done is to simply jump in and get started. To get started on the packing process you will need a few basic packing supplies.
• Sturdy moving and storage boxes- having sturdy boxes will help to ensure that your belongings are safer while they are being stored. Boxes that have been used a lot before may be weakened sides and are more likely to collapse. Also avoid using boxes that contained any type of food as the smell can linger and draw bugs into the unit in search of food. Getting a variety of boxes is probably necessary since you will have larger items to box up as well as small, but in general try to stick with the same size of boxes. This will make stacking the boxes up in the Toronto storage locker easier and safer.
• Packing tape- is a must in any kind of packing situation. Not only does the packing tape help to keep the box closed but it can help the box to maintain its shape and can also help keep any bugs or dust from getting into your space.
• Bubble wrap and wrapping paper- are an essential part of the packing process if it includes any breakable or fragile items that you would not like to be broken in the packing , moving, and storage process. Using bubble wrap on fragile items will help them survive the process, and acid-free wrapping paper is essential if you will be storing anything that is made from paper or cloth. Books especially should be wrapped in paper to ensure that no moisture gets on to the pages and ruins the pages and it will help add a layer of protection to the binding.
• Moving pads- these are important if you are planning on moving and storing any furniture in your Toronto storage locker. These pads can help protect the paint and finish while moving, and once placed in the storage locker can help prevent any dust or moisture from settling onto the furniture. Furniture is not cheap so providing protection for your furnishings is the best way to save money long term.
These are just a few of the packing materials that are available when planning on moving your items into a self storage unit. When gathering the packing materials that you need remember that by getting quality materials from the beginning of the process may help save your items from damage while they are being packed, moved, and keep them safe while they are in storage. If you have any special items that are hard to pack or store talk to a self storage professional to see what they recommend.
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