How to prepare your things for going into storage

Whether you’re decorating, downsizing, moving or just desperate to get rid of some clutter and free up some space, personal self storage is a smart solution. However, although our units at Chelsea Self Storage are safe and secure, you’ll need to give some thought to how you’re going to store your things in the long or short term.

Box it up

Non-breakable items like books, bedding and shoes are best stored in good quality, heavy duty cardboard boxes. Lidded banana boxes from the local supermarket are ideal, though you may need to wait quite a while before you can accumulate enough of them to store your items. Ask friends and family to approach their local supermarkets to save cardboard boxes for you to speed up the process. You can also buy professional quality packing materials online to help you securely box up your objects.

Protect precious items

Bubble wrap is your friend when you want to cushion and protect fragile and breakable items, but make sure you add at least two layers for the best effect. You may also opt for cushioning those valuables with corrugated card or shredded paper. You can also use any curtains or blankets you intend to store to pack out the boxes, but always be careful to list the contents clearly and label which side up these boxes should be stored.

Keep it spotless

Our self storage London facilities are clean, dry and secure, but if you’re storing larger items like furniture or mattresses then wrapping them in dust sheets is a sensible idea. Using a proper dust cover will help to ensure that your larger items will look as good when they come out of storage as they did when they went in.

Be self storage savvy

We’ve dealt with how you prepare your things to go into storage, but how do you find the most affordable self storage prices in the capital? That’s easy: we offer convenient and secure storage for as short or long a time as you need and you’ll only ever pay for the space you need.

We are conveniently located near Kensington, a short walk from the Kings Road in Fulham, and have satisfied clients right across London who can testify to our capability and customer service.

With units to suit all storage requirements and all budgets, there’s never been a better time to get your things ready for storage. Just contact us today for more details.