Steps to Properly Packing your Breakables

Whether you are moving or placing some of your beloved breakables in a storage unit at Holladay Self Storage in Holladay, UT you need to know the steps that need to be taken to properly pack and store your breakable items. Taking the time to pack your breakables properly will ensure their safety and quality during transit or their stay in storage.

  • Choose the right box. You will want to use boxes that are sturdy enough to hold your fragile items and large enough to fit the item and the adequate amount of packing materials. If necessary you might want to consider adding extra packing material or double-boxing your breakables during transit.
  • Fill the items that could collapse inwards. Items such as glasses, bowls, and vases should be filled with tissue paper, extra socks, or newspaper to put equal pressure on all the surfaces of your fragile items.
  • Completely wrap all of your breakable valuables in bubble wrap to protect it during its move or stay in a storage unit at Holladay Self Storage in Holladay, UT. Make sure the bubble wrap covers all surfaces of your item and it is secured with tape. Make sure you aren’t using the tape excessively or else you will have a hard time getting to your item when you need it.
  • Make sure your box is completely filled. Put 2 to 3 inches of packing peanuts on the bottom of the box. Once you have a layer of packing material you can begin to place your bubble wrapped items in your box. Fill any of the empty spaces in between your items and the box with packing peanuts. Make sure your items are secure enough so they don’t have any wiggle room within the box. Securely tape the box and label it for ease and organization.

For more storage tips and tricks make sure you stop by our Holladay Self Storage facility in Holladay, UT and check out our website. We have everything you need to fulfill your storage needs.