What Else Does StorPlace Self Storage Sell?

Moving & Packing supplies at StorPlaceWhen customers walk in to a storage facility they expect the facility to only rent storage space. However StorPlace Self Storage also provides packing supplies from boxes to tape to packing peanuts.

We offer boxes from small boxes to extra-large boxes as well as odd-shaped boxes for specific items. Let’s start by saying that small boxes are best for heavier items such as books, cd’s, and dishes. These items don’t sound too heavy, but when you start filling up a box with them, it can get extremely heavy very quickly. The next size up,the medium boxes, are the most popular and versatile box that StorPlace Self Storage sells. This particular box is perfect for kid’s toys, collectables, and small appliances.  Also available for purchase are large boxes and Ex-Large boxes. These boxes are ideal for storing large or bulky items such as clothing, shoes and linens.

StorPlace Self Storage has different size boxes for purchase that can fit your specific need including lamp base boxes, mirror boxes, and wardrobe boxes. Mirror boxes are also great for framed pictures or framed artwork. Wardrobe boxes are wonderful because they are 48 inches tall and 24 inches wide with a metal bar across the top to hold hung-up clothing. This way you don’t even have to take you clothes off the hanger to move them. Just pull them out of your closet and hang them directly in the wardrobe box. Clothes can be moved or stored without getting wrinkled or dirty reducing the amount of laundry that you need to do right after your move.

StorPlace Self Storage also sells box kits to get you moving in the right direction. It is real easy to see what size boxes you need when you are at home looking at your belongings, but once you leave your home and make it to a store that sells boxes it gets a little harder to pick out what you need. The box kit contains the most popular size boxes, a roll of tape, and some bubble wrap. There is also a kitchen kit that contains the same items as the regular box kit with an additional 10lb box of wrapping paper.

As you can see StorPlace Self Storage is a one stop shop for all your moving and storage needs.

What Type of Box Do You Need?

Moving & Packing supplies at StorPlaceSpring has sprung!  And folks are now springing into action and getting ready to move! Some people like to take the time to make sure their belongings make it safely to their new destination. Others just want to get everything moved and done as soon as possible. Whether you’re the former or the latter, it’s always a good idea to pack your things as neatly as possible.  From boxes to bubble wrap to tape to tie down rope; you’re sure to find everything you need for your move here at StorPlace Self Storage!

When packing your boxes, size and weight does matter.  You want to be sure to put all of your smaller, heavier items in small or medium size boxes.  This enables you to carry the heavier things more easily because there is not as much weight to carry at one time with the small and medium boxes.  Good items to pack in small and medium boxes are heavy figurines, books, CD’s or DVD’s, and dishes.  When packing those heavy items, you want to make sure you wrap them securely before boxing them up.  At StorPlace Self Storage, we have the right stuff for your wrapping needs. We have bubble wrap, newsprint, packing peanuts, and foam sheets. We also have dish and glass kits, which are cardboard grids with foam sleeves that will fit in our small boxes so that you can neatly wrap and pack your fragile dinnerware.

Next, StorPlace Self Storage has large and extra-large boxes for your bigger, bulkier items, such as bedding, pillows, computer equipment, clothing, and cookware.  All of the regular packing boxes at StorPlace Self Storage have hand holes on opposite sides of the box to make it easy for carrying from one place to another.  We do have boxes that are made for more specific needs, such as lamp boxes, mirror boxes, and wardrobe boxes.  The mirror boxes are great for mirrors, paintings, art, and flat screen TVs.  We have small and large mirror boxes depending on the size of your items.  Our wardrobe boxes are really good for storing nicer clothing. The wardrobe boxes come with a metal bar that hangs from the top of the box so you can use your hangers and still are able to hang your nicer clothing and keep them from getting wrinkled.

Finally, to complete your box packing, you should secure your boxes with tape of course!  Why buy your packing tape elsewhere when you can get it at StorPlace Self Storage when you pick up your boxes?  We have clear packing tape and paper tape.  The paper tape is great for using on the bottom of the boxes and gives your boxes added strength and security underneath. We also have tape guns and dispensers to make taping everything a little easier and faster for you.

We have tie down rope, box labels, shrink-wrap, moving blankets, etc.  There is a plethora of different moving, storing, and packing supplies in our stores that you may not realize you need until the last minute.  So whether you’re looking for items to make your move go more smoothly or you’re looking for an odd size box to ship that odd-shaped item, you can be sure that when you step into StorPlace Self Storage, you will leave with what you need and have no worries.


Choosing the Right Box

StorPlace offers packing supplies

When it comes to moving there is one thing that we all have to do, and that’s pack our belongings safely and soundly to prevent  damage during the move.  Whether you are moving your belongings yourself or trusting your favorite local moving company, everything has to be boxed up nice and tight.  At StorPlace Self Storage, “Your Neighborhood Storage Center”, you can choose from a variety of affordable boxes at any of our 14 locations.

When packing, we want to get as much of our stuff as we can into the biggest box we can find. After filing the box, you find out that it is too heavy to move or that the box is not strong enough to hold the weight of the contents. Then you wind up with a box with the broken bottom and you have wasted time and possibly a box.

When picking your moving or storage boxes there are several things to keep in mind. First, buy your boxes from a respectable moving box retailer. The boxes you get from the local food store or liquor store may be free but they could lead to trouble down the road.  These boxes contained bottles, bags, canned goods and produce and could have come from anywhere around the world.  Bugs can get in these boxes and lay eggs. These eggs may or may not hatch till the retailer has discarded them. So, if you have used one or more of these boxes, you could have bugs in your personal belongings.  And, if you are storing your belongings at a storage facility, you could also infest your neighbors belongings as well.

Another thing to think about is rodents.  Mice and rats love to eat and are constantly searching for that next meal. If they smell food on your boxes, they might pay you a visit.  While taking up residence in your storage space, they may decide to poop and pee or even worse, nest.  So, when you move your belongings into your new home, you may have to share it with your new friends that have come along for the ride in your boxes. Then, you will have to add the added cost of getting an exterminator at your home. So buy your boxes, you will be happy you did in the long run. Don’t take any chances, run on down to your local StorPlace Self Storage facility today.

Remember that bigger is not always better when it comes to packing boxes. Pack heavier items such as dishes, books, or compact discs in the small 16×12.5×12.5 box. You can also use the medium 18x18x16 box for the same items as well. Just don’t over pack this sized box. Save the large 24x18x18 box and the extra large 24x18x24 box for lighter things such as lamp shades, pillows, comforters, blankets and towels. You can also get the 24x21x48 wardrobe box. This box, or “mobile closet” is great for suits and shirts or slacks that you do not want to get wrinkled.  It is even designed to open so you can take something out and put it back in without opening the whole box. StorPlace Self Storage also offers specific boxes for lamps and mirrors and pictures and other unusual sized items. StorPlace Self Storage also offers moving kits which consists of 10-small 16×12.5×12.5 boxes, 7-medium 18x18x16 boxes and 1-36x8x29 mirror or picture box. The kit also includes 55 yards of packing tape and also 25 feet of bubble wrap. This kit is a great start to help you in your packing supplies.

Lastly, allow yourself plenty of time to pack. When we take our time, we make better decisions.  When we make better decisions, we save time. And let’s face it; time is money, especially these days.  So, get your moving and packing supplies today and let’s get started! StorPlace Self Storage is here to help!