The Best Way To Pack Your Storage Unit

When storing at Elite self storage, we are always on hand to answer your questions. The following information will help you get the most from self storage with Bolton’s No.1 self storage company:-
  • Please let staff know some general information about the items to be stored when reserving your unit. They’ll be able to advise on the right amount of space and also make sure you're not storing items unfit for self storage
  • Make sure you value your goods correctly, so we can provide you with the right levels of insurance cover
  • Decide if you want to have regular access to any of your goods. If so, these should be the last items you put into storage.
  • Unload your goods in the loading bay, and use the available trolleys to transport your goods to your unit.
  • Start by covering the ground space with a dust sheet to protect your goods
  • Biggest and items that can be stored on top off in first
  • Clearly identify fragile goods, and make sure the labels can be easily seen
  • Storing sofas and mattresses on end, and stacking chairs pad-to-pad, will help you to minimise the amount of space you need. Ask our staff for advice on storing items this way
  • Stack your boxes, maximising your space, from the back of the unit and fill your space methodically towards the front – don’t forget to use single items for filling gaps as you go
  • Defrost fridges and freezers before putting in storage room
  • Take care to safely pack sharp edges or garden tools to avoid accidents. Outside equipment should be cleaned before storage.
  • When all your items are in, cover with a dust sheet to keep them clean and protected
  • Secure your unit with a padlock – we have these In stock
  • And remember were always happy to help with any heavy items or advise when your filling your storage room.
Boxes & Packaging

Boxes & Packaging

We stock a full range of boxes and packaging materials to help you get things ready before putting them in storage. Various sizes of cardboard boxes, tape, furniture covers, bubble wrap and more. We can also deliver these to your home or office free of charge.