At first glance, the idea of getting used boxes for self storage seems like a good one. However, there are significant reasons that you many not want to go this route. We have listed 5 reasons to not use previously owned boxes for self storage:
To maximize the storage area in your storage unit, you are going to want to create uniformed rows of boxes, with the largest boxes on the bottom rows and the lighter ones on top. The ideal situation is to have sturdy boxes that are the same shape and size. You might even consider putting a piece of wood shelving on top of each row to create a more stable environment. The problem with used boxes is that when stacked on top of each other, they can weaken and fall apart over time, causing damage to your packed items. Additionally, used boxes make it difficult to have an efficient well-organized storage unit, especially if your boxes come in different shapes and sizes.
San Clemente Self Storage sells new storage boxes in a variety of sizes to fit your storage needs -- from small boxes to large wardrobe boxes. Stop by our office to see our large selection of boxes and other moving supplies. Buying your boxes at the storage facility ... you talk about convenience!
But, before you start packing those wonderful new boxes, it is important to know what items cannot be stored in a storage unit. For the safety of all tenants, please read the Storage Tip on "What Can't Be Stored". More information on prohibited items can be found in our lease and facility rules. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 949-366-1133.
San Clemente Self Storage
170 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, CA 92673