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Storage & House
Removal Packing

Never be short of boxes or packaging
supplies again

The Storage Hub offers a whole range of packing and wrapping supplies. Whether you need one storage removal box or 20 archive boxes, we stock a large assortment of packaging item to keep your belongings safe during your move or in storage.

We understand that putting items into self-storage, getting your possessions from one place to another can be stressful. While you’ll never completely eradicate the hassle associated with moving house, there are ways to reduce the stress. One easy way is to make sure your belongings are packed and protected.

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The Storage Hub - self storage huntingdon, document storage huntingdon, storage huntingdon

We stock the following packing items:

  • Padlocks – medium, large & combination available.
  • Double and Single Wall Cardboard Boxes – a wide range of sizes to suit every removal box need.
  • Archive Cardboard Boxes – extra strong to protect your documents.
  • Bubble Wrap – for wrapping any fragile items for storage or transit.
  • Furniture covers – including sofa, armchair & mattress covers.
  • Storage blankets – wrap your items to avoid damaging.
  • Tape & Tape Guns – wide range of tapes to secure boxes of contents.
  • Marker Pens – don’t forget to label the contents of boxes!

There are always going to be items that are of more value to you, whether that’s a sentimental value or monetary. Therefore, when it comes to packing up your home, those are the items where breakages could devastate you and turn your move sour. That is why here at the Storage Hub, we only supply high quality, durable packing boxes. Therefore, you can have peace of mind that your belongings are safe from damage whatever their destination.

Our Top Packing Tips

When preparing to store items for an unknown period of time, proper packaging is essential to ensure their protection and minimise the risk of damage. Here are some important tips to consider when packaging your belongings for self storage:

  1. Clean and dry your items: Before packing anything, make sure all your belongings are clean and dry. Moisture can cause mould and mildew to develop over time, leading to potential damage. Clean items thoroughly and allow them to dry completely before packing them away.
  2. Use high-quality packing materials: Invest in sturdy, durable packing materials such as sturdy cardboard boxes, plastic bins with tight-fitting lids, and high-quality packing tape. Avoid using low-quality or damaged boxes, as they may not provide adequate protection.
  3. Wrap fragile items individually: Fragile items such as glassware, dishes, and electronics should be wrapped individually to prevent them from breaking during transportation and storage. Use bubble wrap, packing paper, or foam peanuts to cushion these items and minimise movement within the boxes.
  4. Disassemble large items: For bulky items like furniture or large appliances, disassemble them whenever possible. This will not only save space but also reduce the risk of damage during transportation and storage. Keep the screws and other small parts in a labelled bag and secure it to the corresponding item.
  5. Label everything: Clearly label each box or container with its contents. This will make it easier for you to locate specific items later without having to rummage through all the boxes. Additionally, consider using color-coded labels or numbering system to indicate the priority or category of each box.
  6. Fill boxes properly: When packing boxes, make sure they are filled to their capacity without overstuffing them. Fill any empty spaces with packing material to prevent items from shifting and getting damaged. However, avoid overpacking boxes, as they may become too heavy and difficult to handle.
  7. Protect against pests and moisture: To protect your belongings from pests and moisture, consider using pest control products such as mothballs or silica gel packets in the storage unit. These can help prevent pests and keep the environment dry. Additionally, you may want to place a moisture-absorbing material like a desiccant or a dehumidifier in the storage unit to control humidity levels.
  8. Store strategically: When placing items in your storage unit, think strategically about accessibility. Store items you may need to access frequently towards the front and place less frequently used items towards the back. Leave clear pathways between boxes for easy navigation and to avoid stacking items too high, which can create instability.

By following these packaging tips, you can help ensure that your belongings are well-protected during their time in self storage. Remember to choose a reputable storage facility with proper security measures and climate control options to further safeguard your items.

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