You are planning to move. If you have ever moved before, you know that it takes a large amount of cardboard to transport all of your belongings from the old home to the new one. Whether you are getting a Vancouver storage unit or moving directly from one home to the next, with no pit-stops, you probably want to have a good idea of how many boxes you will need to get from point A (old home) to point B (new home).
How Do You Get Your Boxes?
Many tenants have gone above and beyond trying to save money on buying cardboard boxes to move with, only to turn around and end up buying the boxes at our Vancouver storage unit facility when they struck out. Some may have gone from commercial trash can to commercial trash can, peeking in to try to find the sized boxes they needed. Others might have asked businesses if they could pick up boxes on their regular delivery day. Then, there are others who may have done a ton of running around, only to find out that buying the boxes they needed was the only way they were going to get those that were in good enough shape to keep their belongings safe and sound.
Double Up Boxes
Have you ever tried doubling up boxes for fragile items? Obviously, you cannot pack the same sized box into another box. Instead, you can pack bubble wrap or paper inside of the bigger box to line the outside of the smaller box that will fit inside. Pack bubble wrap or paper tightly around the smaller box to ensure that it will not shake around or move while you are transporting the box to your new home. Mark FRAGILE on the outside of the box to remind you that the box has fragile items inside of it. Essentially, the reason you would do this is to cushion the box in the event someone drops it on moving day.
Better Safe than Sorry!
It is better to have more boxes than you need. Of course, you may feel like you spent money you did not need to spend on boxes, but that is usually better than getting to moving day and realizing at the last minute that you need five more boxes for your trinkets and other smaller items. As such, overestimate the amount of boxes you will need and you will not have any issues arise on moving day.
Vancouver Storage on 57th
Contact us at Iron Gate Storage in Vancouver to discuss your storage needs. We are here to help you experience a smooth moving day, so if there is anything we can do to help, feel free to contact us and let us know.
Vancouver, OR 98661