Moving your entire home takes a lot of work and planning. There are so many options for everything, from moving companies to the storage containers that you’re using. You can use everything from cardboard boxes from the grocery store to high-quality boxes, to bags, to plastic storage bins. Of course, it’s easiest to grab some carton from a nearby place and start packing. However, you may want to rethink that option. At this point in your life, it’s likely you have objects that are valuable to you, as well as plenty of electronic devices you’d like to keep in working order.
So, if you’re not sure which packing materials you should use, consult this list to make the best choice.
Perhaps the most popular type of moving container, cardboard boxes are readily available, cheap or free, easy to unfold, and convenient. Storage boxes made from cardboard can be used to keep everything from clothing, to electronics, to books and household items.
Avoid storing delicate items that need protection from the elements or are easily breakable in cardboard, since these boxes don’t offer much padding. Also, they are sensitive to weather. If you’re moving a few blocks away and planning to unpack right off the bat, cardboard should work out. On the other hand, if you’re relocating far away, you might want to consider packing materials that don’t melt in the rain.
Plastic Storage Bins
Although this is a slightly more expensive option than cardboard boxes, plastic storage bins keep your items secure with a snap-on lid. They also have handles that allow you to transport your things quickly and can be stacked to optimize the space in your storage unit. Bins are more durable than cardboard boxes and keep moisture out.
Use plastic bins for essential documents, jewelry, and electronics. That way, you can feel secure that your most precious items are protected from the elements. These are also handy if you have to put anything in storage. If you’re going to leave components in a storage container, whether it is for a few months or permanently, use plastic to keep your things from deteriorating.
These bags come in a range of materials, including cotton, polyester, and plastic. With vacuum bags, you can store clothing, bedding, towels, and linens in a way that optimizes space and keeps moisture from damaging these items. Hanging storage bags can be used for suits and dresses that are out of season so that they will be free of wrinkles and ready to wear when the time comes.
If you need more space for your storage containers, consider renting a storage unit to organize your bags, boxes, and bins in a secure, easily accessible location. Whether you’re remodeling, moving to a new home, spring cleaning, or preparing for a yard sale, having an off-site place for storage keeps your home free of clutter and improves your family’s quality of life.
At Treasure Island Storage, we have an array of options for all of your storage needs. With 24/7 Security and climate-controlled units, your belongings will be safe with us and ready for you when your return. Contact Treasure Island Storage today by calling (347) 454-7455 to find a NYC location closest to you.