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Estimating Boxes and Supplies You Will Need

In order to assist you with making your move into a self storage unit much easier, San Clemente Self Storage has listed below some ideas to help you estimate the amount of boxes and moving supplies you will need for your storage unit.  San Clemente Self Storage offers a wide variety of boxes and moving supplies for purchase in our office.

 

How many boxes and supplies will you need?

 

Before you start, you will need to estimate the amount of boxes and moving supplies required for your storage unit. This is often the hardest part of the move and leads to searching for more boxes at a later date. Here some rough guidelines based on how many rooms you will be moving.

 

Packing 1-2 Rooms

  • 15 Small Boxes
  • 15 Medium Boxes
  •   3 Large Boxes
  •   2 Dish Boxes
  •  1 Bundle of each of:  Bubble wrap, wrapping paper, packing peanuts, newspaper, and shrink/stretch wrap
  • 1-2 Rolls of Packing Tape (A Tape Gun/Dispenser would be useful)

 

 Packing 2-4 Rooms 

  • 20 Small Boxes
  • 20 Medium Boxes
  • 5  Large Boxes
  • 2  Mirror/Picture Frame Boxes
  • 4  Dish Boxes
  • 1  Bundle of each of:  Bubble wrap, wrapping paper, packing peanuts, newspaper, and shrink/stretch wrap
  • 3-4 Rolls of Packing Tape (A Tape Gun/Dispenser would be useful)

 

Packing 3-6 Rooms
  • 25 Small Boxes
  • 25 Medium Boxes
  • 7  Large Boxes
  • 4  Mirror/Picture Frame Boxes
  • 6  Dish Boxes
  • 2  Bundles of Newspaper
  • 1-2 Bundle of each of:  Bubble wrap, wrapping paper, packing peanuts, newspaper, and shrink/stretch wrap
  • 4-6 Rolls of Packing Tape  (A Tape Gun/Dispenser would be useful)

 

HINT:  Here is a quick "heads up" about boxes. It may seem smart to try to obtain used boxes for free. However, it is our experience that this practice has sometimes not been a good idea. Used boxes have obviously had some form of wear and tear which hampers the durability of the box. You will probably be stacking the boxes in an effort to maximize your storage space. Used boxes are more prone to falling apart during the storage process. The last thing you want to happen is to have your stored item get broken due to a faulty box. Not to mention, you never know what was previously stored inside a used box. It is not unheard of that old boxes can house insects or chemicals that could be detrimental to your valuables. For more detail on the possible problems used boxes can cause, please see the "Used Boxes: The Perils" section of this website. We suggest that you buy new boxes. We can supply you with top-quality boxes and packing supplies that are conveniently available for purchase at our storage facility.

 

San Clemente Self Storage has been helping people with their self storage needs for many years. We know that if you take the proper steps in planning your move, that your self storage experience will be successful. Getting the correct amount of boxes and moving supplies for your storage unit is just one of the steps for a successful self storage move.

 

One of the necessary supplies for your storage unit is a high-quality lock. At San Clemente Self Storage, we require all new tenants to secure their storage unit with a disc lock.  For an explanation of disc locks and their benefits, please see the Storage Tip article on "Locks for Self Storage".  

 

San Clemente Self Storage offers excellent low rental rates and many security features. We know that you will be impressed if you visit our property. It is very clean and we even have ocean and golf course views. For more information, give us a call today at 949-366-1133.

 

San Clemente Self Storage

170 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, CA  92673

949-366-1133