Packing for self-storage requires careful planning and organisation to ensure your belongings remain in good condition while in storage.

Here are some tips to help you pack for self storage effectively at our facility in Runcorn, and surrounding areas Helsby, Frodsham, Beechwood

Choose the Right Storage Unit
  • Select a storage unit that suits your needs in terms of size and climate control. Climate-controlled units are ideal for items sensitive to temperature and humidity changes.
Gather Packing Supplies
  • Collect boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, furniture covers, mattress bags, and other necessary packing materials.
Declutter and Sort
  • Before packing, go through your belongings and decide what to keep, donate, sell, or discard. This will reduce the number of items you need to store and save you money.
Create an Inventory
  • Make a list of all items you plan to store. This will help you keep track of your belongings and make it easier to locate specific items later.
Pack Strategically
  • Place heavy items at the bottom of boxes and lighter items on top.
  • Use bubble wrap or packing paper to protect fragile items.
  • Disassemble furniture if possible to save space.
  • Stack similar-sized boxes together to maximize storage space.
Label Everything:
  • Clearly label each box with its contents. Be specific, so you can easily find items later.
  • Use different-colored labels or markers to categorize boxes (e.g., red for kitchen, blue for bedroom, etc.).
Use Quality Packing Materials:
  • Invest in sturdy, uniform-sized boxes to maximize space and stability.
  • Use packing paper to wrap delicate items to prevent breakage.
  • Seal boxes with packing tape to keep out dust and pests.
Protect Furniture and Appliances:
  • Cover furniture with plastic sheets or furniture covers to protect against dust and scratches.
  • Clean and dry appliances thoroughly before storing to prevent mold or odors.
Stack and Organise:
  • Place heavy, sturdy items on the bottom and lighter items on top.
  • Leave an aisle down the middle of the storage unit to provide easy access to all your items.
Leave Space for Ventilation:
  • Ensure some space between your items and the storage unit walls to allow for proper ventilation.
Secure Valuables:
  • If you have valuable items, consider a lockbox or a small safe for added security.
Plan for Accessibility:
  • Store items you may need to access at the front of the unit for easy retrieval.
Consider Climate Control:
  • If you’re storing sensitive items like electronics, artwork, or wooden furniture, consider a climate-controlled unit to protect against extreme temperature fluctuations.
Purchase Insurance:
  • Consider purchasing storage insurance to protect your items in case of unforeseen events, such as theft, fire, or water damage.
Regularly Check on Your Storage:
  • Visit your storage unit periodically to ensure everything is in good condition, and to rotate items if necessary.

By following these steps, you can pack for self-storage in an organised and efficient manner, making it easier to access your belongings when needed and keeping them in good condition during storage.

If you follow these steps, then rest assured your self-storage unit at Stop & Store Runcorn will be in safe hands.

Access hours are from 8am to 6pm, every day, weekends and holidays included and the facility is well maintained and protected by state-of-the-art security.

Long-term or short-term contracts available

Please contact us on 01928 246400 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.