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Storing Packed Moving Boxes
Properly preparing your moving boxes for storage is very important.When packing your items, do not make the boxes too heavy to lift.If you are worried about insects, put a few mothballs or cedar chips into your moving boxes.Do not store food items, because they will attract insects.Fill moving boxes to the top, using packing material if you need to; this will help make the moving boxes sturdier and prevent them from being crushed.Label your moving boxes on all sides, and make a list of every box.
Once your moving boxes are packed, figuring out how to store them is your next obstacle.
The first step in properly storing your moving boxes is to find a suitable place.The best way to keep your items safe is that the area you choose should be clean, cool, dark and dry.A storage unit works best, but even a garage or a room in your current or new home could work.Whatever you choose, inspect the place thoroughly, making sure there are no leaks or bugs before making your decision.
If you are using a storage unit, find one that is fits your needs.Location is very important; if you will need to access your storage unit a lot, choose a place that is nearby.Also, take into account the climate of the area your storage unit is located in.If you will be storing delicate or valuable items, you may want to find a climate controlled storage unit.Think about what size storage unit you will need, and ask what times you will be able to access it.
If using a storage unit or garage, do not put your moving boxes directly on the floor.Line the floor using tarps, plastic sheets, or plywood before moving your boxes in.Stack your boxes, putting the larger and heavier moving boxes on the bottom and the smaller and lighter moving boxes on top.Make sure you do not stack the moving boxes too high for you to reach, and be sure the stacks will not fall onto you or anyone else.Leave small spaces between the moving boxes and the walls for ventilation.To prevent theft, put your valuable items as far in the back as possible, and use a high quality lock.If possible, try to put items you might need to get to a lot in the front.
Do not store any combustible or flammable items!
Storing your moving boxes properly will help keep your items safe as well as bug and mildew free.