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Packing Tips

1. Choose the Right Box

We offer a wide variety of box sizes and types (Dish box, HDTV boxes, Electronics box, Picture/Mirror box, etc.) Use the right box for the job. Remember to pack heavy items, such as books, in small boxes and lightweight items, such as linens, in bigger boxes.

2. Pack Your Boxes

Pack similar items together and avoid packing items from different rooms in the same box. This will make it easier to find your things when you are ready to unpack.

3. Label Your Boxes

Label each box with the room it is meant for. Include a brief description of the contents. Numbering each box on the top and on the side will help you identify the box later. Boxes containing breakables should be labeled: FRAGILE.

4. Secure Boxes with Tape

Take time to adequately seal the boxes, especially the bottom and the top. Give extra attention to heavy boxes – give them a few extra seals of tape.

5. Do Not Overload Boxes

Limit each box weight to approximately 50 lbs. Remember: If it is not easy to lift, it is too heavy.

6. Disassemble Your Furniture

Disassemble furniture if possible. Keep the hardware in sealable bags and clearly label them. Use our Moving Blankets to protect your furniture from scratches and marks while transporting.

7. Load Your Truck

Place heavier boxes first, and lighter boxes on top.

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Environmental Initiatives

Public Storage boxes are 100% recyclable, and are made with 45-60% recycled materials.

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