If you really love your breakables, you will heed the errors of those who have gone before you and be careful with the way you pack these items. Your breakables are important. Perhaps they include the china your mother used as a child and left to you after she passed. Maybe there is a keepsake that your grandparents passed along to you; maybe a special vase that was an anniversary present. These are all important objects not just because of their uses but because of the memories attached to them. You should be careful to pack these items with the appropriate care and concern in order to keep them from getting damaged once in storage or along the way.
But how can you ensure that your breakable items and your most valued items are set up appropriately? How can you know for certain that your dishes and other breakables will be safe in self storage and will no get damaged along the way? While there certainly is not a way to be absolutely certain, there are certainly precautions that you can take to better pack your mini self storage units so that your most favored possessions are kept in good shape. First, consider the weight of the boxes that you are packing. This is an often under recognized aspect of packing, but it is one that is worth mentioning. Picture yourself working hard to pack up your apartment or your home. You have figured out how few boxes you can get away with when packing everything up to go into storage, and thus you find yourself cramming as many things as possible into those boxes. It is for this reason that you need to be very careful throughout this packing process. You should never back a box full of breakables so that it weighs more than thirty pounds. If you were to do so, you are more likely to drop the box when packing it up inside the storage unit or taking it out later on down the road.
This brings us to another important point. When stacking boxes within your self storage unit, always pack your breakables on the top of the pile. While this may go without saying, it is critically important that this is kept in mind. You should never pack your breakables on the bottom, no matter how heavy the box is. This plays into the first piece of advice; never pack the boxes so that they are too full to place on top.
Finally, use the right boxes to pack your dishes and breakables. The most advisable box type is a box made specifically to hold dishes and other similar wares. Pack things tightly by wrapping all items in paper or bubble wrap or even clothing. This will keep things from moving and therefore crashing into each other and possibly breaking while you are packing your mini storage unit. While there are boxes that are specially made for packing dishes, if you are careful to provide lots of cushion within the boxes you do pack up, your breakables should stay safe.