Storing Fragile Items

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When you’re getting ready to put things into storage, it’s important to take the time to sort out the fragile items and ensure they’re packed and stored properly. The last thing you want is for that antique mirror to break or your flat screen TV to crack. At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we can provide a secure self-storage space for your belongings, and protect those fragile items from damage. If you’re looking for an affordable storage solution, visit one of our four area locations today!

Use the Original Boxes

dreamstime_xxl_32752494Anything with a fragile screen, such as a TV or laptop, should be stored in its original box. We know that keeping the box and all its packing material can be a hassle, but you’ll be thankful you have it when the time comes to put your flat screen in storage. A random box may not hold the screen as securely as the original packaging, and you’ll have to improvise on the packing and cushioning material. The cardboard and Styrofoam pieces were specifically designed to hold your TV or computer, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that they’re stored in their original boxes.

Mark Fragile Items

If you have picture frames or glass ornaments that will be stored in your storage unit, make sure you mark the boxes with “FRAGILE” or another easy-to-recognize symbol. This will remind you to handle those boxes with care, and to keep them from getting put on the bottom of a stack in your storage space. You’ll also want to make sure those boxes aren’t placed on the top of a tall stack, as that could put it at risk of falling and breaking.

Packing Materials

dreamstime_xxl_11389796When you’re packing your fragile or breakable items in other boxes, it’s important to pick the right cushioning material. Even the slightest bump or shock can cause damage, so selecting the appropriate materials is key. Heavy-grade paper can be wrapped around objects or wadded up to fill space, and bubble wrap can be a good choice for cushioning. If a set of wine glasses came with shaped foam that fits around each glass, be sure to use that (as well as the original box, even if you place that box inside another box). If you have questions about packing materials for fragile items, our staff will gladly help.

If you have fragile items that you need to store, visit EZ Storage® in St. Louis today. We offer month-to-month leases on all of our storage units, so if you only need to store a few things for a few months, you only have to pay for the time you need. You might be remodeling your home or getting ready to move, but whatever the case may be, we’re here to help. We have four convenient locations across the greater St. Louis area, and each one can help you find the perfect storage solutions. You’ll feel confident that your fragile belongings are safe and secure!

Call or stop by today to learn more about our self-storage options.