Stacked up cardboard boxes on a dark wood floor.

Packing Needs

Stowaway Self Storage has all your packing needs covered. Moving boxes and other storage supplies can be purchased in multiple sizes at all of our locations.

We offer boxes in a variety of sizes as well as:

    • Tape
    • Padlocks
    • Humi-Dry
    • Furniture Dust Covers
    • Rope
    • Locks
    • Mattress Bags (King, Queen, Double, Twin)
    • Shrink-wrap
    • Boxcutters
Home furniture and other items being prepared for packing

Packing Tips

Use these helpful packing tips to ensure your belongings are safe during storage.

  • Use furniture drawers to hold delicate items. Wrap them in bubble wrap or packing paper.
  • When packing toys or smaller objects, remember to fill boxes completely, stuffing open areas with packing paper or peanuts to prevent collapsing when stacked.
  • Be careful not to store anything combustible (such as paint and chemicals) or perishable (such as food).
  • When storing lawn and garden equipment, drain any fluids prior to storage in order to avoid corrosive damage.
  • Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes.
  • Always use high quality locks on your unit. We sell locks on-site; ask the Self Storage on-site Manager for details.
  • When storing delicate heirlooms, use specially constructed boxes, such as wardrobe boxes. Climate controlled units will prevent mildew build up.
  • Store furniture carefully on boards or pallets with furniture covers for protection.
  • Cover mattresses and store them flat on level surfaces.
  • Break down items (such as table legs) and store large furniture (like tabletops and sofas) on end to save space.
  • Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.

When storing business files, label all boxes and construct aisles so files are easily seen and accessible.