Properly packing your items for a move into storage can be an overwhelming task to think about. The good news is that with a bit of physical effort and creativity, you can complete this project by your move date. 

To ensure the safety and security of all of the items you are moving into storage, follow these professional packing service tips:

Tip #1: Use the Right Tape for the Job

Even if packing and storage tape is the last thing that you want to spend your hard-earned money on, tape designed specifically for this purpose just simply works the best. Whatever you do, you should not use masking tape or duct tape, as neither works well with cardboard boxes. Masking tape isn't sticky enough, and duct tape is too fibrous and causes a headache when you try to remove it.

Tip #2: Clean All Fabric Items and Immediately Pack Them

If you will be storing your items in a storage unit located in a humid area, wash and dry all of your clothing and other fabric items before you pack them for storage. Place all of the items directly from the dryer into high-quality plastic tubs that will seal out any moisture from the air. This will prevent mildew growth on your clothing and fabric items.

Tip #3: Wrap Your Mattress and Boxspring in Plastic

Just as manufacturers wrap their new mattresses in box springs in plastic sheeting, so should you before moving or placing these expensive items into storage. This simple step will prevent your bed from getting dirty or growing mildew in storage.

Tip #4: Oil Metals and Polish Furniture Prior to Storage

Prior to storing metal cabinets and tools, take a moment to oil them. This will help to prevent any rust from forming while these items are in storage. Leather items should also be oiled to prevent their drying out while in storage.

Any wood furniture should be treated with a high-quality furniture polish before you store them. The wood polish will help to keep the wood oiled to prevent drying, and it will also add a layer of protection against scratches. You should also cover all furniture items once they arrive in your storage unit to prevent them from attracting dust and becoming damaged.

If you need additional suggestions for safely and securely packing your belongings for moving and storage, you should contact a moving and storage company like Bekins Van Lines Inc in your local area.