HOW MANY BOXES DO I NEED?

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Just how many do I need? That’s a big question and a number of factors contribute to how many cartons you will need on the big day. StoreLocal Self Storage Campbellfield know all about the difficulties involved in moving and storing, and we have supplied private and commercial movers with packing materials over the years, so we know very well what your moving needs might be.

An average two-bedroom home with two people living in it might start off with 30 medium sized “Book & Wine” boxes and another 20 larger “Tea Chest” cartons.

You will also need about 20m of bubble wrap, some tape, a couple of packages of packing paper and you might even need a couple of wardrobe cartons. StoreLocal Self Storage Campbellfield stocks all the products you’ll need for an effortless move.

Don’t forget to mark up the cartons so that you know which rooms that they came from! And where they should go. The removalist won’t remember! And cover mattresses and furniture, it will protect them from dust and scuff marks.

At the other end of the scale a four-bedroom home with four people living in it would need to start off with 60 medium cartons and about 40 large cartons. Larger homes will always need more cartons and remember the areas that are so often overlooked: the laundry, the garage and the garden shed.

When you clean out the garden shed it’s often a good time to work out which pesticides are out of date and throw them away. When you pack items from the garage in the cartons, it is worthwhile lining the box with bubble wrap just in case you get a spillage from that jar of paint that you’ve been keeping forever!

We recommend that you only use cartons supplied by StoreLocal Self Storage Campbellfield or by a removalist. There is a good reason for this. Cartons provided by the large suppliers for StoreLocal Self Storage Campbellfield use a thick ply cardboard and are designed to hold moderate loads for transport. StoreLocal Self Storage Campbellfield provide specialist cartons and packing materials, including Chair Covers, Mattress Covers, boxes, tape and bubble wrap.

There’s little doubt that at StoreLocal Self Storage Campbellfield we can provide a full inventory of cartons for your next move. Ask us about our range of packing materials and storage cartons. And if your new home is not 100% ready, or is smaller than expected, then we can store your property too.