Use boxes that are study and in good condition, older damaged boxes can weaken over time and won’t protect your belongings as well. Try looking for boxes that are the same or similar in size, so when stacking boxes in your self storage unit they will fit together securely. Fill boxes to capacity; however don’t overload them, making them too heavy to move. If you have some empty space in your box try stuffing the box with shredded paper, filling the box will prevent it from toppling over or caving in. Labeling the boxes and identifying each box’s contents can prevent damages from occurring during the move. Seal each box to keep dust from collecting on your belongings.
When packing items such as books pack them flat so you don’t damage the spine of the book, place smaller items in last to fill the empty spaces and wrap sharp objects in a towel or rag so you do not hurt yourself when unpacking the boxes. When unpacking the boxes try to peel the tape back before cutting into the box and risk damaging the items in the box.