Packing For Storage vs Moving

packing for moving vs storage

We often get asked how packing for storage is different than packing for moving house and the answer is there isn’t an enormous amount of difference between the two. There are, however, some key points you should know when it comes to packing for storage vs moving.

Three points for packing for storage vs moving:

ONE: This applies to both but it is important enough that we feel it bears repeating: Always pack efficiently and safely regardless of the reason you are moving things from one place to another. That means never overstuffing boxes or putting too many heavy things in the same box. The same is true for bags, you don’t want them to rip.

TWO: If you are packing for storage you might want to stay away from bags because you are storing them for some time whereas when moving you are only going to be leaving them in the bag for a short period. Plastic bags such as garbage bags tend to be more prone to mold and mildew which can lead to unpleasant smelling contents.

THREE: When loading up the truck you are going to use to transport your items to storage, whether you are doing it yourself or hiring someone like Valet Storage to help you, you should pay attention to what goes in the truck last. Remember, this will be what is at the front of your storage unit. This could be important if you think you will want to visit your unit and get certain items such as seasonal decorations.

Now that you have a handle on packing for storage vs moving, you are ready to choose the company you will be using. If you live in the Greater Toronto Area you can give Valet Storage a call at 1-888-670-6794. We would be happy to answer any and all of your questions right over the phone.