Smart packaging tips from A to Z when you store your things
Avoid the common mistakes and take good care of your things while storing them. Hear what the experts have to say!
Before you begin
If you have time, then you may want to take a proper look at what you actually need to keep and not. The less you have to move, the less time and money it takes.
What you absolutely do not need to keep can be given away through Fretex or uploaded to Finn and stored until it is sold or picked up.
#2. Packing equipment
Make sure you have all the packing equipment available before you begin. The most important are bubble wrap, duct tape, newsprint, moving boxes, blankets, marker pens and suitcases or bags you have left over. Remember that towels, blankets, blankets and bedding are perfect to use for wrapping, and not least more environmentally friendly. Before you buy something new, it is smart to check with family and friends if they have something that can be borrowed or they want to give away!
#3. Find the right size of your stock
Before you order a warehouse, it is smart to know what size you need. As a rule, you think that you need more space than you actually do, but if you are going to use the warehouse regularly, it is smart with a little more space so you have easy access when you need to pick things up.
To find out what size stock you need, you can use ours size calculator. Register, then you can browse our various warehouse departments and calculate how large a warehouse you need.
The packaging process
#4. Pack your things in moving boxes
Packing smaller items in moving boxes creates order and overview and will also make it much easier to utilize the space in your storage shed. The boxes should be solid and the same size for easier stacking. Pack them full, but not too heavy. It is smart to keep them under 20-25kg so that they are easier to move.
#5. Pack soft items in vacuum bags for more space
Vacuum bags for the softer and more compressible things (such as duvets, towels, decorative pillows, etc.) will save you a lot of space that would otherwise go to air. If you do not have access to vacuum bags, these soft things can easily be packed in (recyclable) garbage bags.
#6. Wrap fragile things in bubble wrap or blankets
Whether it is glass, mirrors or other fragile things, this may be 'obvious', and then you may want to pack the items separately to be on the safe side. But there are actually many things that can benefit from being wrapped up a little extra.
For example, it is smart to wrap table legs and the sofa in bubble wrap, as these parts are often prone to getting into things and being damaged during moving. The same applies to pointed corners on cabinets and bedside tables, etc. Mirrors and pictures should be wrapped in boxes or bubble wrap, and then marked 'fragile' and placed vertically.
#7. Take good care of sports equipment
It is advisable that equipment such as bicycles, skis and boots are well cleaned and wrapped before storing it. Things made of metal may need corrosion protection to prevent them from rusting.
#8. Take advantage of the "air"
Drawers on chests of drawers can be filled with smaller items such as cutlery and decorations for optimal use of space. Remember to protect the fragile items by wrapping them in bubble wrap, towels or blankets. Whether you have suitcases or bags, these are perfect for packing clothes.
#9. Wash or wipe furniture and items before storing
You will definitely appreciate that things are clean and fresh when you are going to use them after long periods in stock. In addition, you avoid getting dirty for everything else you put away.
Keep order while packing
#10. Use the inventory list in the Flexistore app
By actively using the inventory list in the Flexistore app where you can take photos and name your things, you will have a full overview of what is in the warehouse at all times. Thus, you do not have to go to the warehouse to look, but rather plan what to pick up in advance.
#11. Mark the boxes well
Label all boxes with what they contain, by season, room or area of use. This will make things a lot easier for you when you need to find and unpack things later. Mark the boxes on each side so that they are easy to find even if someone else were to pack the stock for you.
#12. Make yourself a system and pack after this
There are endless systems and categories one can pack for to make things clearer. Read ours five smart solutions to get more order.
When to save
If you do not use our transport options and moving assistance, where professionals move into your booth for you, so you can follow these tips when storing your things in the booth.
#13. Place heavy objects at the bottom / bottom
Most likely, the heaviest things are not what you need in the immediate future. By placing the largest and heaviest furniture on the inside, you can easily stack other lighter things and boxes on top and thus utilize the storage shed to the extreme.
It is important not to place heavy objects on sofas and mattresses so that the springs are not damaged. Rather, place these vertically to protect them while also making more room for other things.
#14. Put things you think you use most foremost
This will make it easy to find when you arrive at the warehouse. If you use things regularly, it is a good idea to put this first so that you do not have to look or repack when it is to be picked up either by you or others.
#15. Do not overfill the warehouse
It is smart to use the space you pay for, but if you are going to use the storage space as a storage shed and not just intermediate storage for a short period, you will benefit from not filling the shed to the brim. A little space to go in and be able to see what is stacked around will make it much easier to find and get what you need.
#16. Use the Flexistore trolley
In our warehouse you have access to a trolley that can help you move things straight from the entrance and all the way to the warehouse.
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