Moving and Storage Hacks!

Categories: Featured, Home Improvement, Moving, Self-Storage

Packing up your precious belongings can be stressful. Figuring out the best way to keep things safe while moving or storing can be a hassle. The 5-Minute Crafts YouTube Channel has a great video that has 21 hacks to help you pack up your stuff more effectively! So check out the video at the bottom of this article.


Many people these days are downsizing to smaller living spaces, but still want to keep a good deal of their possessions for posterity’s sake. A cost-efficient way to store things long-term is considering using a climate-controlled self-storage unit. Climate-control offers the best environment for items that might be damaged from humidity… like vintage clothing, sofas, or bedding items. Even items made of glass can benefit from climate-control, especially in areas where you see significant temperature changes rapidly. Although the south is known for its heat… we’re also known for going from really hot to really cold very quickly. The cold may not last long, but un-tempered glass doesn’t like rapid temperature changes and can crack or shatter under such conditions.

Cardboard Boxes vs. Plastic Bins

Cardboard boxes are great for short-term storage solutions. But, if you are planning on storing items for longer periods, plastic bins and containers are the best option. They seal up far better than packing tape on cardboard boxes and are resistant to moisture, insects, and other vermin.

With 37 locations in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, Tellus Self Storage offers a wide variety of moving and packing supplies to help with your downsizing or moving endeavors. You can find a Tellus Self Storage facility near you by visiting our Locations Page. We offer climate-controlled and non-climate self-storage unit in a wide variety of sizes. We also offer extra-large storage units with metered electricity that are big enough to store automobiles, boats, campers/RVs, industrial and commercial equipment – like construction materials and heavy equipment. Our Reservation Advisers are standing by to help you pick the right storage unit for your needs.