5 Top Tips when Packing a Self Storage Unit in Mandurah

Need help packing a self storage unit

So you are moving house and need a self storage unit to pack your household goods and furniture. You have come to the right place here at Dolphin Storage. Living in the Mandurah, Pinjarra and Peel Region of Western Australia is a popular choice for a large chunk of West Australians. It’s an amazing area just south of Perth. With our gorgeous sunshine, it’s not hard to enjoy the outdoor life, amazing cafes, restaurants, outdoor water sports and fishing. In Pinjarra we have the famous Ravenswood Hotel which boasts great eating and accommodation sitting on the banks of the Murray River since 1907. Close by is Yunderup, a fave spot to live with many new estates, with it’s natural bushland and houses backing onto the Murray River, a firm favourite of boat owners.  Did I mention the fishing? Sounds delightful, except if you are moving. , it can be a daunting task which many of us do not look forward to. So let Dolphin Storage take the stress away by providing a safe and secure self storage unit for your treasured house hold goods and furniture.

Heres our 5 best tips to packing before you fill your self storage unit

Tip 1 – Make a checklist

Make a checklist before you do anything. Get a solid pad out to plan your attack and tick it off as you go.

Tip 2 –  Ask Questions before choosing the right removal company.

Get a few quotes from furniture removal companies and ask if they wrap all your furniture. You want to avoid cowboys. Remember your goal is to make this a stress free experience so you can get back to enjoying the lifestyle you decided on.

Tip 3 – Pack it Right The First Time.

Get the packing materials for storage that you will need – packing paper, moving blankets, moving pads, strong cardboard boxes of various sizes and tools to dismantle appliances and furniture if needed. This should be your first task on your list when preparing for packing items for storage.
In your storage, place the heaviest items at the bottom and the fragile ones – on top. Appliances like a fridge or freezer should be stored clean and dry. Always leave the door slightly open to let air circulate and prevent mould. For other appliances the doors should be closed. If you need to close the fridge door for some reason, place a large bowl of Bi-Carbonate Soda in the fridge to absorb odours. Mattresses should go into mattress bags or old mattress covers, if you keep any. If you wish to save on packing materials, you can use your own towels and blankets. For furniture you can use blankets, moving pads and shrink wrap.
For mirrors use crates or cardboard boxes in order to protect them. Smaller mirrors could be wrapped in pieces of cardboard – there is no need to use crates and if you do, they would be too expensive. Larger mirrors could go into crates though.

Tip 4 – Fill To The Brim

Fill up every box entirely in order to prevent it from collapsing. Label every box with its content and which room it belongs to on its top and on each of its sides. You can keep with you a list with the boxes and their content so that you know what you’ve locked up in storage.

 Tip 5 – Make Important Items Easily Accessible.

Before packing the storage unit, pack any items that you need to get to in a hurry last inside the storage unit. So big items like beds, fridges, washing machines and household furniture, place in first and have a chilled bottle of your favourite drink ready to celebrate once you have filled your storage Unit.