Checklist

Research and book moving company
Look up quotes and book your moving company or start asking your relatives and friends for help.

Take measurements
Thoroughly measure your new home: see if your old furniture, carpets, curtains etc. will still fit into your new storage unit. Make sure larger pieces of furniture will fit through the doors.

Buy moving boxes and packing supplies
Purchase moving boxes from our website here and news paper, bubble wrap, tape…click here for more

Use the right box
Typically you’ll need one large box for every 4 medium boxes. Use the smaller boxes for heavy items such as books and dishes; the large boxes for lighter items like bedding, blankets and linens.

Don’t overload
Packed boxes should not weigh more than you can comfortably lift. Make sure the box remains “square” and not bulging at the top or sides in order to keep them stable when stacking.

Label your boxes
Use a heavy black marker to label the contents of every box. You don’t want to be guessing later with every box opened and spread across the floor.

This side up
Clearly mark the stacking direction of boxes that should be stored a certain way — especially items like glassware, picture frames and lamps that can otherwise easily be damaged.

Tape matters
Good quality packaging tape is essential. Order yours from Apple Storage.

Hang it up
You don’t keep your good clothes in a pile at home, so why pile them in a box here? Use hanging wardrobe boxes. They are also good for drapes and other fabrics that need some TLC and room to breathe.

Think small
Many stored items can be made smaller, especially bed frames. Wrap frames together with a few rounds of tape (use the non-sticky side for no tape residue); place any screws in plastic bags and tape to frame.

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