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Pack your belongings the right way before moving out

Moving can be a complicated process; packing your all of your belongings and transfer them from one home to another is a lot of work. There’s a lot that needs packing and every inch of your home could end up full of boxes. Your main concern while moving should be if you’re packing your belongings properly.

Do you have the right materials and a safe place to store them throughout the moving process? We spoke with Leslie Kellen of All Canadian Self-Storage about the importance of proper packing and how self-storage can save you money.

All boxes aren’t made the same

Whether you’re moving, or putting your belongings temporarily into storage, you have probably found yourself driving around from store to store to collect cardboard boxes. The common problem with this practice is the boxes are often different sizes, they likely don’t close properly, or even have lids, says Kellen. “You can’t rely on them to stack quite effectively,” he says. “You have one box on top of another one and it’s a teeter-totter. It’s just not an effective way of packing.”

Kellen recommends using boxes designed specifically for the item you’re trying to pack. “There are special boxes for everything,” he says, adding homeowners can purchase boxes meant for clothing, dishes, flat screen televisions and lamps.

Make packing easy with the right boxes!

Make packing easy with the right boxes!

Use the right materials

Homeowners often place items in a large box without using bubble wrap, newsprint or packing paper, says Kellen. Not packing using these materials puts your belongings at risk o fbeing damaged.

“What’s the point in packing it if you’re not going to pack it properly?” he questions.


All Canadian Self-Storage provides the packing materials you need to pack properly

Don’t spend your weekends finding ill-fitting, non-sturdy cardboard boxes. Instead, reach out to All Canadian Self-Storage for your packing needs. From moving boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, to tape and furniture covers, All Canadian can assist you in your packing to help prevent items from breaking.

“It costs more than a free box at the LCBO, but it costs less than buying a new lamp or TV,” says Kellen.

Practice safe storage

Moving into your dream home doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Follow proper packing practices to keep your belongings safe and consider your self-storage options. Store your belongings in an All Canadian storage unit, where your belongings are protected with a 24-hour security service. Or, All Canadian can deliver storage containers to your home. Your belongings can be packed without moving them to a storage location.

“Packing and self-storage uses less space and saves money,” says Kellen.


All Canadian Self-Storage has been the leader in the self-storage industry since 1997 with multiple locations across the GTA. Visit their profile on our website to read more about how All Canadian can help you transition from one home to another.

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