Congratulations, you’ve completed the hardest part of booking your self-storage with Spaceways online. Now, it’s time to pack your boxes, and we’re here to lend a helping hand. Packing can be a daunting task, especially if you’re storing fragile or valuable items.
But don’t worry, with our handy guide, you’ll discover the best way to pack your storage boxes to ensure your belongings are kept safe and sound. So, let’s get started!
Step-by-step guide on how to pack your boxes
Step 1: Check for Barcodes
Before you start packing, carefully unpack each box and check for a pair of barcodes attached. These barcodes help us identify and track your boxes in our system. If you notice any missing barcodes, please contact us immediately to avoid any issues with your order.
Step 2: Build Your Boxes
Once you’ve confirmed that all your boxes have barcodes, it’s time to build them. Each box comes with a guide printed on the bottom to help you build it properly. Make sure you tape the bottom and sides for extra strength and security. You don’t want your belongings falling out during transport!
Step 3: Pack Your Items
Now comes the fun part – packing! When packing fragile items such as glasses or electronics, use clothing or towels to provide extra cushioning. This will help protect them during shipping and handling. Don’t forget to label each box with what’s inside and your name and order reference number.
Step 4: Seal Your Boxes
Once you’ve finished packing each box, seal the top and sides with the packing tape provided. Make sure the tape is tight and secure to prevent any shifting during transport. You don’t want to open your boxes to find everything jumbled together.
Step 5: Scan the QR Code
Each box has a QR code on the side that will take you to the check-in process. Follow the steps provided and confirm your collection date. Sit back and relax, your items are in good hands.
Things you should avoid when packing your storage boxes
While packing your self-storage boxes, there are a few things you should avoid doing to ensure the safety of your items:
- Don’t put heavy items all in one box. Spread them out across multiple boxes to distribute the weight evenly.
- Avoid overpacking your boxes so that the tops are bulging. This can lead to damage during transport.
- Never leave any items exposed. This can cause scratches or other types of damage to your belongings.
- Do not pack liquids or aerosols. They can leak and damage other items in the box.
- Avoid packing food or perishable goods. These items can attract pests and cause odours.
- Do not pack passports, cash, credit or debit cards. These items should be kept with you at all times for security reasons.
With these tips and tricks, you can pack your self-storage boxes like a pro and rest assured that your items are in good hands. Remember to follow the guidelines provided and avoid common mistakes. Happy packing!