How to choose the right boxes for your storage unit

When you are preparing to store some of your items one of the important parts is to choose the right boxes for your storage unit. Cargo companies in Jubail have a wide selection of boxes that you can choose from. But it is important to know which boxes to select so that your items are safe and secured. Cardboard boxes are good for the most part, but some items are more sensitive and maybe the cardboard won’t be enough to protect them.  Especially if you will be storing your stuff somewhere where the moisture or pests can get to them.  This also suggests that you also need to watch out where you store your items. Because, if the conditions are bad there are no boxes that will perfectly preserve your stuff.

If you want to choose the right boxes for your storage unit, you need to determine which items you are going to store and how long

To be able to choose the right boxes for your storage unit, first of all, you need to determine what items you are going to store and for how long. If your stuff is going to be stored short term, like when you are shipping air cargo from USA to Saudi Arabia, then you probably do not need to watch out for the quality of your boxes, and materials from which they are made of.  On the other hand, if you are planning to store your stuff indefinitely, then you should carefully choose the boxes for your items.

Loads of different items
First, you need to determine which items you are going to store

Of course, all of this depends on the items themselves, and their values. Electronics, books or wooden items, like musical instruments, are especially sensitive to moisture. Electronics could also suffer if they are exposed to dust. Clothes, on the other hand, are sensitive to pests, like mice, rats and different kinds of insects as well as moisture. Of course, the easiest solution would be to choose plastic containers for all of your stuff. But they are not cheap, so you should use them only when you actually need them.

Cardboard boxes are the most common choice when storing items in a storage unit

The first and most obvious choice, when you are preparing your stuff for storage, is cardboard boxes. They are the cheapest solution and they come in many different sizes and shapes. If you have a tight budget, you can also find free cardboard boxes. Ask around your neighborhood. In a grocery store or in your local bookstore, your vendor will gladly give you boxes for free. Of course, when you are using free used boxes it is important to use only whole boxes in good condition.

If you cannot find perfect boxes, maybe you can put your items in a plastic bag before you put them in boxes. This will help to protect them from moisture. Luckily, if you are renting storage Jeddah, you will have no trouble with moisture. But if your stuff is going to be stored for a long time, the plastic bag will protect them from dust.

Few boxes
When you want to choose the right boxes for your storage unit, make sure that they are in good shape

Where to buy cardboard boxes

If you cannot find free cardboard boxes that are in good condition, then you will have to buy them. The best place to find perfect cardboard boxes are moving companies. They usually offer packing services, so they will have a wide selection of boxes for storing in your warehouse Riyadh. When you are buying cardboard boxes, make sure that they are made from a corrugated carton. It is the strongest type of cardboard. And you will have three strengths options to choose from.

When you are storing items in cardboard boxes, you should try to fill them to the top. If the cardboard box is not full, there is a danger of being squashed, especially if they fall or you put something heavy on them. Also, when you are putting them in a storage unit, do not put your boxes directly on a concrete floor as they can easily pick up moist or become wet due to the condensation. Always put cardboard boxes on a wooden pallet, or somewhere higher, like on shelves, for example.

Use specialty boxes for your storage unit

Sometimes, plain cardboard boxes are not large enough, especially if you planning to pack some larger and oddly shaped objects. Luckily there are specialty boxes for different kinds of objects that you can find in Saudi Arabian homes. This means that you can find a box for your mattress, or for your flat-screen TV, mirror, and painting. You can also find boxes for dishes, and boxes for clothes. These boxes are not only great in protecting your stuff. But they are also made so that you can pack them easily.

Take the boxes for clothes, for example. When you are storing your clothes in traditional square boxes you need to invest a significant amount of time to take them all out of your close, of the hangers, and fold them before you can pack them. A wardrobe box comes with a hanger pole inside. So you can easily just move your clothes from a closet to your box.  And they will not need ironing when you take them out.

Clothes on hangers
Take your stuff off the hangers and place them in a wardrobe box

Choose plastic bins to keep your stuff safe

Plastic bins are expensive but they are the best solution for keeping your stuff safe in a storage unit. If you have sensitive items, like electronics, books, or wooden items, there will be many dangers for them in a storage unit. If you want to make sure that they will be safe from, dust, moisture, and different kinds of pests use plastic bins with lids. They are the safest solution and you can stack them on top of each other as much as you like.

Those are your solutions when you want to choose the right boxes for your storage unit. Cardboard boxes are cheap and maybe even free, and plastic will keep your items safe in almost all conditions.

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