Guide to Self Storage Packing Supplies

Want the secrete to a stress-free move into a storage unit? It is getting prepared with the right packing supplies to protect your belongings and valuables. Right Space Self Storage has many packing supplies to help you with your move. Here’s a look at some of the supplies you may need, as well as a guide on the quantity you should get based on what you’re storing.

Important Packing Supplies 

Moving Boxes

You will need moving boxes in a variety of sizes. Make sure you get brand-new, sturdy boxes, as used boxes can contaminate your belongings. Used boxes tend to be flimsy and may break as well, and they are usually in odd sizes that make it harder to efficiently pack a storage unit. Boxes that have previously held food may have larvae or other damage. Right Space Self Storage offers small, medium and large 5-ply boxes.

Bubble Wrap and Shrink Wrap

Use bubble wrap to protect fragile items like vases and televisions. Shrink wrap can be used for mirrors as well as furniture to prevent scuffs. The large commercial rolls can hold small stacks of boxes together, making move in faster and keeping them from getting misplaced in the shuffle.

Packing Paper and Foam Wrap

Packing paper is made from recycled newspaper to protect surfaces from chips and scratches. You can use the paper to wrap items that will go into boxes. Foam wrap can also protect items in boxes and prevent shifting that could damage fragile items.

Mattress & Furniture Covers

A mattress cover will protect the value of your mattress by keeping out dirt and pests while in storage. If you are concerned about bedbugs, look for that labelling especially. A furniture cover will allow the material in your furniture to breathe to avoid mold or mildew while protecting your furniture from dust and pests.

Specialized Boxes

Specialized boxes like dish packing kits, help you pack many dishes quickly and have extra support for fragile stemware and china. Wardrobe boxes, which allow you to store clothing on a hanger, can save a fortune in later dry cleaning.


Don’t forget the tape! When in doubt, buy more than you think you need. Tape all seams and reinforce the bottoms of boxes that will hold heavy items. To make your move faster and easier, think of getting a tape dispenser.


Markers are your best friend in a move.  Label your boxes with as much information about the contents as you can fit on the box – you won’t remember what’s in there.  If you’re storing items for later move, it helps to use a “1 of” numbering system – 1 of 20, 2 of 20 – so you know how many you are looking for and whether you have them all.

Box Cutters

Box cutters are an essential during packing and moving. They will make cutting of packing materials fast and each, achieving the size you need. Getting corrugated cardboard to size when covering a mirror is much easier with the right tool.

What Do You Need?

Not sure how many boxes or rolls of tape you will need? Here’s a simple guide.

Condo or Apartment

  • 4 very large boxes
  • 4 large boxes
  • 6 medium-sized boxes
  • 6 small boxes
  • 2 rolls of tape
  • 1 large roll of bubble wrap
  • 1 package of packing paper

One Bedroom House

  • 6 very large boxes
  • 6 large boxes
  • 8 medium boxes
  • 10 small boxes
  • 4 rolls of tape
  • 1 large roll of bubble wrap
  • 1 package of packing paper

Two Bedroom Home

  • 10 very large boxes
  • 10 large boxes
  • 12 medium-sized boxes
  • 16 small boxes
  • 6 rolls of tape
  • 2 rolls of bubble wrap
  • 2 packages of packing tape

Three Bedroom Home

  • 16 very large boxes
  • 16 large boxes
  • 18 medium-sized boxes
  • 20 small boxes
  • 6 rolls of tape
  • 2 rolls of bubble wrap
  • 2 packages of packing paper

Where to Rent a Storage Unit & Buy Supplies

When you decide to rent a self storage unit, you want to make sure that your stuff is being stored in a safe and proper way. With Right Space Self Storage, we offer Flat Rate. No Hidden Fee’s. No Price Change. Modern, Clean, Security Facilities. 24/7 Access, CCTV, Alarm, Climate Controlled

We also offer a fully stocked Box Shop with all of the essentials and a few extra’s to make your packing and moving experience successful.

Right Space Self Storage is dedicated to an exceptional customer experience.  If you are looking for a storage unit in Dubai contact us today.

By | 2020-05-20T16:54:30+04:00 October 15th, 2018|Blog|3 Comments

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self storage perth
4 years ago

Great Post about self storage packing supplies. Thanks for sharing.

Erika Bradey
Erika Bradey
3 years ago

I’m glad that you mention getting brand-new sturdy boxes in a variety of sizes so that they’ll be able to properly fit and protect your items. When choosing the sizes, it would probably be a good idea to know how large your storage unit is. This could help you determine what layout will work best for your boxes and how you’ll stack them so you can ensure you get ones with the right dimensions to fit.

Sarah Welch
2 years ago