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Moving Supplies for Storage

When we consider moving supplies and packaging for storage we really need to think about quality. There are a few options when it comes to storage. Self storage units, traditional moving and storage boxes, and containerised storage to name but a few. Each storage solution may require their own specific moving supplies. For instance, if containerised storage is your preferred option, then you need to think about the elements and changes in temperature within the container.

Typically containerised storage will be at ground level outdoors. Always consider Condensation, dampness, and trapped heat. These are all important elements which require careful consideration.

A self storage unit is typically a unit within a purpose built facility. This may provide peace of mind with regards to temperature changes. But you need to think about the location of the building. Is it near water? Will my goods be stored below ground level? Is the storage facility temperature controlled? In this post we will aim to provide you with detailed insight and the best methods of preparing your goods for storage.

Self Storage

Self storage is a fantastic solution for storing your goods and offering you easy access to your goods. Sometimes you will find that Self Storage facilities will stock their own range of Moving Supplies. These materials are often of low quality and very over priced for they are. A good quality double walled box should always be stacked underneath any single wall boxes or lighter items when loading the unit.

Any single wall box will often crush under any significant weight which may cause your goods to fall inside the unit over time. One of the dreaded scenarios is closing the door behind you and an avalanche of your goods occurs inside shortly after.

I would highly recommend that protective bags should always be used when storing your mattresses. A thick plastic is the best option as the cheaper bags will tear and pierce as you lift them. We provide extra strength mattress protectors that will provide fantastic protection no matter how long you store your belongings. This is also the case with sofas. Sealing the bags with a good quality tape is also a good idea.

This prevents any moisture, insects or unwanted pests from attacking your furniture whilst in storage. If you wanted to be extra careful then you can always layer the floor with old cardboard before loading. This creates a barrier of direct contact between your goods and the floor.

If you have a piece of furniture that you feel needs particular attention then you should pad wrap it. Our American style moving pads combined with our Shrink wrap make protecting your high end furniture very easy. The constant transfer of air in and out of the facility will ensure your furniture can still breathe without gathering mildew.

Traditional Moving Storage Boxes

The traditional method of storing goods is the option most preferred by professional moving companies worldwide. This storage solution involves placing a customers goods into specially built storage boxes. You will find with this type of storage that you do not have access to your belongings unless you pay a handling charge to retrieve your items.

When choosing traditional storage like this, again you will need mattress protectors, double wall boxes, quality tape and possibly even some export bubble blankets for artwork or items with fabric. When choosing this storage solution the moving company will usually provide all these materials in the cost of moving.

Containerised Storage

Containerised storage is the type of storage you really need to be careful with when prepping your goods. As mentioned above, there are many factors that will change, particularly if you are storing for months rather than weeks. Not only do you need to be careful of damp and moisture, you also need to think about heat and stickiness.

We highly recommend wrapping each item of furniture in our export bubble blankets. This material is excellent for protecting furniture from scratches and marks. Our export bubble is made from gentle non-abrasive woven polypropylene layers. This is a modern alternative to moving blankets and can withstand changes in temperature whilst being shipped internationally or in storage.

The bubble wrap blanket also absorbs excess moisture and protects against dampness. Of course, high quality double wall boxes and quality tape are a must also.

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Moving Boxes Matter

Whether you are moving home, moving internationally or moving your goods into storage, the moving boxes you use matter… more than you think! Think about it. Your TV can often be the most expensive item in a house. Think about how it is packaged. The packaging leaves little to chance when it comes to being damaged. You have the outer cardboard box, the foam inserts inside, the plastic protection on the screen and more. Yet when some people move house they have already discarded the original packaging and don’t see an issue with putting the TV loosely in the back of a van and hoping for the best.

What about your sentimental items. Family heirlooms can lose their value in an instant once damaged. Packing them into a cheap box without any protection is asking for trouble. Then you have the added worry that the substandard delivery driver or mover on a tight schedule will not treat them with the necessary care and attention. Despite all the “fragile’ or “please handle with care” stickers on your boxes, we have all seen videos of awful packing and loading of a van or truck.

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Buying cheap boxes on the internet for your valuable goods can damage your items

Second-Hand Moving Boxes

If you are on a tight budget there are many moving and packaging companies that will sell second-hand boxes. At Moving Supplies, we actually stock a huge range of “once used” super strong moving boxes. We use only the highest quality materials ourselves as a professional moving company so our stock is always full. It is important to keep in mind, that our moving boxes will often last the test of time and can be used over and over again. If the boxes are kept in good condition they can be reused for 3-4 moves. You will find that the less durable, less expensive boxes will often deteriorate after just one move. An old saying springs to mind “buy cheap, buy twice”.

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All boxes are double walled ensuring super strength protection for your fragile items.

Different sized boxes for different sized items

Our boxes have been designed specifically for moving domestically and Internationally. They are purpose made for storage and even for office relocations. Moving Supplies stock all sizes of boxes from small book/file boxes to extra large linen boxes. Each sized box is printed with a suggestion of items we recommend that pack into each box. For instance, you DO NOT want to fill our extra-large linen boxes with books and paperwork! Not unless you can deadlift 3 times your own bodyweight.

For the past 43 years, we have been moving goods in tea chests, black bags, file crates and even banana boxes. In modern times we are seeing less and less of those materials and people are realising that they simply do not offer the same protection. The major problem now is poor quality boxes. You can search online now and buy boxes from large corporations for less than half the price than that of a professional moving company. But you have to ask the question, what do they know about moving? They may sell furniture or offer self-storage, but are they out there every day moving houses and offices?

Medium boxes for packing and moving house
Super strong double-wall delph boxes perfect for packing fragile items. These boxes provide full protection to your valuable items when moving house or storage.
Large boxes for packing and moving house
Super strong double-wall large moving boxes perfect for packing bedding and linen. These boxes provide full protection to your valuable items when moving house or storage.

Moving Kits

With our 43 years of experience in the Moving and Storage industry, we feel as though we are best qualified to suggest how many boxes, tape, bubble wrap and packing paper you will need for your move. We have put a great deal of time into our tailored moving kits and price points. The quality of our materials reflects this. We stock moving kits to suit someone moving from student accommodation to a large family with a 5 bedroom house. If you require something extra, you can simply click and place it in your cart for checkout. We are also always willing to take calls or emails to offer any free advice for your upcoming move.

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Moving kits for all ranges of moves from 1 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom houses. The highest quality materials for moving.