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Storage Tips in Poughkeepsie, New York

Packaging - Self Storage in Poughkeepsie, NY
Moving / Packing Tips
All items required for packing, moving and storing belongings can be purchased at The Storage Depot.
  • Use high quality boxes designed especially for moving and storage. You can purchase packing supplies and boxes at any of our stores.
  • Pack books and heavy objects in smaller boxes for easier lifting.
  • Use wardrobe boxes to store clothes. Hanging your clothes in wardrobe boxes will keep them in good condition.
  • Use the same size boxes for easy stacking.
  • Fill boxes completely to prevent collapsing when stacked. Stuff open spaces with newsprint.
  • Seal boxes completely with packing tape to keep out dust.
Storage Tips
  • Leave a walkway to the rear of the unit for better accessibility. Disassemble items such as bed frames to maximize space.
  • Place frequently used items near the door.
  • Fill containers to capacity—partially full or bulging cartons may tip or collapse.
  • Store couches (except sofa beds) on end to maximize space.
  • Place fragile items near the top of the unit to prevent crushing.
  • Label your cartons and take home a list of the labeled cartons for easy reference.
  • Take full advantage of your space—use the full height if possible. Shelving helps organize your space.
  • Add bay leaves to boxes when packing goods to ward off most insects and household pests.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors slightly ajar and clean before storing. Use the space inside for extra storage of other kitchen items.
  • Wrap mirrors and pictures with paper pads or use mirror boxes. Never store flat.