Lock Up Moving Life Hacks Part 3

Packing Boxes


Winter is fast approaching so many people are about to endeavor upon a move before the weather gets too inclement. Nothing’s worse than moving during a snow day! packing boxes 2Fortunately, if you’re moving some stuff into a Lock Up Self Storage, you don’t have to worry about that because many of our facilities have indoor loading bays to protect you while you move your items into your storage unit. That’s just one more way The Lock Up proves that we have your best interest at heart. Another way is by providing invaluable tips for life situations that create the need for self storage. Here is part three of our series that provides life hacks for one of the most stressful life occurrence: moving day.

  1. Use wine cases for glassware.
    Wine cases are segmented and a perfect solution for packing delicate glassware. Collect them from friends or your local grocery store. Plus, it’s a great excuse to buy a few cases for your move and housewarming party.
  2. Use bread for broken glass.
    If, while packing aforementioned delicate glassware, you happen to break a glass and your broom is nowhere to be found in the melee, use a piece of bread to pick up the small shards of glass that shattered everywhere.
  3. Cut triangles in your boxes.
    Make two angled slices in the shape of a V on opposite your box near the top before you pack it. Push the flaps in and you’ll have created handles that will make carrying your boxes so much easier.
  4. Organize little bits like screws & bolts.
    Use ziplock bags for any screws and bolts that you remove while breaking down furniture. Be sure to label each bag for what it goes with and put all the bags inside your toolbox. This way, you’ll know exactly where to find them when you need them and you’ll have the tools to get the job done.
  5. Pack your toolbox last.
    You’ll need items from it while finishing up at the old place, and it will be one of the first things you’ll need off the moving truck upon arrival at the new place.

We hope these hacks help!

Have a moving life hack you want to share? We’d love to hear it.

And if you need a place to put some of your extra stuff, you can always rent a self storage unit at www.thelockup.com