The Best Ways to Pack a Mobile Storage Unit

Mobile Storage Units are a perfect way of storing fragile and valuable personal belongings for a few weeks, months, or years while you are away from home. They are handy to families planning to travel out of the country for a while. Instead of loading your belongings to a truck when transporting them to a storage facility, you should hire a portable storage unit to make the work of loading and unloading at the storage center easy.

But how do you ensure that all your valuable items fit into a single portable storage unit? This article gives you a few tips for packing a mobile storage unit while maximizing space.

How to Pack a Mobile Storage Unit?

Use Uniform Boxes

To ensure that the space available in the portable storage container is appropriately and fully utilized, you should pack your items in boxes of the same size. Although all item


It is challenging to fully pack a mobile storage unit when you start by creating a bottom layer. So, start from the back and fill the storage unit vertically. For instance, when you are loading furniture and mattresses, place them vertically rather than storing them flat because the vertical position is very effective in maximizing space.


s can’t fit in the same size boxes, they help to have uniform boxes because they will leave no container space. The trick is to find the most versatile size and pack all boxes full. If there are spaces left in the container, fill them with pillows, sheets, duvets, blankets, curtains, etc.

Disassemble Your Furniture

It is important to disassemble your furniture if possible. This includes removing attachments such as table legs, couch legs, headboards, chairs, and so on. That way, your items will fit in the container better without leaving a lot of wasted space. First, look at your furniture and decide which parts can be removed safely without damages. Then, find the best way to fit them in the container for maximum efficiency.

Pack Vertically

Vacuum Sealing

Items such as pillows, mattresses, blankets, sweaters, beddings, and jackets consume a lot of space in inboxes. So, if you want to save space in your boxes, you need to vacuum seal these items. In addition to creating space in the boxes, this trick also helps keep the items clean and fresh. Also, use vacuum-sealed bags as fillers between boxes and furniture to maximize the available space.

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