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February 1, 2022

Essential Packing Supplies for a Successful Move

Young couple carrying large moving boxesWhen you’re not prepared with the right supplies, moving can become an even more challenging and stressful endeavor than it’s already prone to be. That’s why Extra Room Self Storage conveniently offers a variety of moving supplies on-site. 

Packing Supplies You Need for Your Next Move

As you prepare to move to a new home or transport belongings to a storage unit at Extra Room Self Storage, you’ll need moving supplies to make the transition easier. Review our list of must-have supplies below:

Different Types of Boxes and Their Uses

When it comes to keeping your valuables protected, organized, and accessible, boxes should be the most important supply on your list.

What you’re moving will dictate how many of each box size you’ll need. We can provide: 

  • Small boxes – You can pack heavier things like books in smaller boxes to make moving them more manageable.
  • Medium boxes – These are the boxes you’ll pack most of your things in, as they’re practical for holding both medium-weight and lightweight items without being too awkward to carry.
  • Large boxes – You should use this size for your bulky, light items like comforters or pillows.
  • Wardrobe boxes – Use wardrobe boxes for easy unpacking and fewer wrinkly clothes.

Other Necessary Packing Supplies

Along with boxes, you need to have materials that are designed to protect your things:

  • Bubble cushioning or wrap
  • Packing tape
  • Tape guns
  • Packing paper
  • Plastic wrap
  • Protective furniture covers
  • Mattress bags
  • Furniture pads or moving blankets
  • Padlocks and disc locks

Benefits of Using a Storage Unit for Short- & Long-Term Storage

Storage units provide a variety of benefits to those who need to store their belongings between the time one lease is up and your new home is ready. Not only does it give you a safe and affordable space to keep your possessions, but it also builds flexibility into your moving timeline. With a storage unit, you can choose to move things in stages, and you’ll have the space to organize a small collection of your belongings at a time.

A storage unit at Extra Room Self Storage can also offer a long-term solution to keep all your possessions safe and protected if you’re downsizing.

Why Choose Extra Room Self Storage?

Extra Room Self Storage is here for all your storage and moving needs. We are proud to provide excellent customer service and stellar, 24/7 accessible storage facilities in North Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and Moncks Corner.

Contact us online or call one of our storage facility locations for more information on our boxes, packing supplies, and available storage units.