Mobile Storage Tips
February 3, 2016
Packing Tips
February 3, 2016

Ready to make the transition into a new home, office, or storage?

Leading up to the day of your move, it’s important to organize and label your belongings, pack them away safely and prepare your movers for how to prioritize items for convenient access later on. Our moving tips and tricks will provide you with the knowledge you need for a hassle-free move.


Stock up on all the packing essentials

Like tape, cardboard, etc. – available in custom-made kits at our three convenient Packing Supplies stores!

Have most of your packing done before you book your transportation

To avoid any last minute scrambling before your movers arrive.

Throw out garbage

Recycle recyclables, and dispose properly of any hazardous household chemicals to avoid a messy move!

No point in carting stuff you don’t really want anymore

Start a pile of anything you want to get rid of. You can add to it as you go along.

For your belongings that don’t make it into the moving day pile, you can:
Have a garage sale, sell it by classified ad in the newspaper or online, donate it to a local charity, pass it on to a friend and, give it away to a stranger


If you’re packing for short or long-term storage, but there are some items you will need to retrieve during that time, keep them in separate ‘quick access’ boxes that you can place within easy reach. Label your boxes clearly to indicate its contents and quick access priority.

When moving your boxes, furniture or other items into an indoor space or portable container, make sure to leave enough space for a walkway that extends to the back of your unit. This will assist with retrieving even the non-priority contents stowed away for the long run.

Here are some of the things you might want to bring out of storage temporarily at some point: Christmas/holiday decorations, seasonal sports equipment and, business files


If you’re packing for a residential move, you’ll want to keep some items packed in designated ‘open me first’ boxes. Once settled in your new home, you may not be finished unpacking before it’s time to eat or sleep, so you’ll need quick and easy access to your daily necessities.

It will be helpful to make a packing checklist of what you want to keep stored aside. Possible items include:

  • At least one of each: drinking glass, plate, bowl, spoon, fork and knife
  • Energy-boosting snacks
  • Flashlights or light bulbs if you haven’t already ensured they’re in place at the new location
  • Toiletries like hairbrushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, towels
  • Sleeping essentials like nightclothes, sheets, pillows and blankets
  • Toilet paper!

Other top priorities could be:
• Tea kettle or coffee maker and enough mugs for your household, plus tea/coffee, sugar, milk… whatever you need to wake up in the morning!
• Any special stuffed animal friends your little ones can’t do without
• Some games or activities to keep the kids busy when they tire of helping unpack