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Peace of Mind Self Storage offers customers a variety of packing supplies including:


 Boxes of Multiple Sizes and for Multiple Purposes

Bubble Wrap and Packing Wrap

Tape and Other Miscellaneous Supplies


Check out or Packing/Storage Tips below before deciding exactly what supplies you will need.


General Storage Tips


        Use only sturdy boxes and containers for storing your items; seal boxes completely to prevent dust

        Label all containers and boxes; arrange boxes so that the labels are facing out and easily read

        Fill containers to capacity and fill in space with packing material

        Pack heavier items in small boxes

        Do not use heavy plastic to cover furniture; use only blankets or thin breathable plastic made specifically for storage

        Cover dressers with sheets or plastic wrap so you can stack boxes on top

        Stack items on end to save space

        Fill drawers and appliances with small items to conserve space

        Wrap dishes and other breakables individually, layering padding at the top and bottom of the box

        Dissemble lamps, tables, barstools and other furnishings as applicable; wrap pieces individually and store securely in boxes

        Wrap wooden table legs and chairs to avoid scratches

        Cover floor of the unit with cardboard or blankets depending on what is being stored

        Secure mirrors, paintings and pictures in mirror boxes and pack them on edge

        Clothing is best stored clean and in hanging cartons

        Place items in the order that you will need to access them---those that will be readily used should be placed in the front of the storage unit

        Leave a small amount of space around the walls; you may also want to leave a path down the middle of your belongings to provide access to those items in the back of the unit

        Do not lean furniture against outside walls

        Do not make boxes too heavy and be sure to label them well

        Use all available space by stacking boxes in the corners and underneath tables and on top of furniture and appliances

        Be sure to stack heavier boxes on the bottom and lighter boxes on top


Tips for Storing Specific items:


Appliances: A refrigerator, freezer or washing machine should be thoroughly dry and stored with its door slightly ajar. Some goods can be stored inside large appliances and boxes can be stacked on top of appliances. Make sure that stoves and cooking equipment are cleaned before they are stored.


Bicycles and other metal items: To retard rust, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.


Books and Documents: Pack books flat to protect their spines. Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors.  Use packing to fill out empty pockets in the boxes. Do not pack fragile items in the same box with books and do not overload.


Bedding, Clothing, Curtains, Drapes and Linens: Clothing, curtains and drapes should be stored on hangers. If hanging cartons are not available, such items should be carefully folded and stored in dresser drawers or cedar chests along with bedding and linens.  Food crumbs or stains should be removed before storage and avoid storing anything that will attract rodents.


Dishes and Glassware: Place a layer of packing inside the bottom and at the top of boxes containing glassware. All glass items should be individually wrapped. Nest cups and bowls and stand plates and saucers and platters on edge. Wrapped glasses should be placed near the top of cartons. Fill all pockets with packing. Label boxes containing glassware and do not place heavy items on top of boxes with glassware.  


Furniture: Place a cardboard mat, or plastic sheet on the floor and stand sofas and mattresses on end. Disassemble beds and tables and wrap table legs in paper. If a table will not disassemble, place padding on the floor and place the table on its top with the legs pointing up. Most lightweight chairs should be stacked seat to seat or placed upside down on tables. Finally, place a light dust cover over your furniture.


Holiday Decorations: Save the original cartons that contained delicate ornaments and pad the ornaments with packing paper or newsprint. Wrap strings of lights around a piece of cardboard (a two litter soft drink bottle also works well) before placing in a carton lined with packing paper.


Lamps: Wrap large lamp bases in padding, wrap smaller lamps and place them in boxes. Pack delicate lamp shades separately. Do not use newsprint to wrap lamp shades or any other goods that may be damaged by ink stains. Do not store heavy items on cartons containing lamps or lamp shades.



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Office Hours:
9-5:30 Mon.-Fri.

9-2 Sat.

Sunday by Appointment

In addition to our normal hours, we are available any day by appointment.

Location / Directions

A Full Service Storage Specialist Serving You!
Peace of Mind Self Storage
2800 Charlestown Road
Lancaster , PA 17603
Phone: 717-872-0582