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Moving Boxes & Supplies
You'll need a few of these for moving and storage! Life Storage has a complete line of tough, mover-grade moving boxes and packing supplies. Shop at any of our storage facilities.
We make boxes build for moving, packing and stacking – tough and dependable construction with easy-lift side handles. Choose from several box styles built for the specific types of things you will need to pack.
Small Boxes – for heavyweight items like books, tools, canned goods
Medium Boxes – for lightweight items like small appliances, kitchenware
Large Boxes – for bulky items like blankets, lampshades and delicate items protected with bubble wrap
Wardrobe Boxes – Stand-up boxes with hanger for clothing and closet items
Beware: Grocery Store & Liquor Store Boxes
Boxes from supermarkets, liquor stores or other food and beverage retail outlets are dangerous for your things. The food odors that remain in the cardboard can attract pests and rodents. For the sake of your belongings and those of your storage neighbors, don't use them!
Reusing Boxes: Cardboard Weakens with Time
As boxes age, they will become weaker in the walls. Before reusing old boxes, be sure they are strong and can stand up to the pressure of stacking one on top of another. During your move and during storage, boxes that collapse can make a terrible mess!
Packing Tape & Stretch Film
Packing tape and stretch film will be essential tools for your moving or storage project. Our durable moving boxes are really as strong as the tape you seal them with – be sure to order a few rolls of Life Storage Crystal Clear Packing Tape. 2mm thick and 2 inches wide, our packing tape is built to take the force of lifted and stacked moving boxes.
Stretch film is an essential tool for securing items without leaving an adhesive on the surface. Use Life Storage 5" Stretch Film to seal drawers inside dressers or trays or bins that don’t have lids. Stretch film is also a great way to quickly cover and protect fabric surfaces like lampshades and upholstered stools.
The Right Way to Tape Boxes
Fold in the shorter flaps first.
Fold in long flaps. Secure them with three strips of tape across the center and down three inches from the box top.
Place two more strips across the center in the opposite direction.
How Many Boxes Can I Tape With a Single Roll?
Number of Boxes (per 60 yard roll)
Help protect your delicate items with one or two layers of Bubble Wrap. Life Storage offers two styles of this great little packing invention – Original and Heavyweight. Original Bubble Wrap is suitable for creating a protective layer between glass, porcelain and ceramic dishware or decorations. With larger bubble cells, Heavyweight Bubble Wrap is made to protect bulkier items like blender carafes and glass mixing bowls.
Furniture, bedding, electronics and other large items often require a little extra protection for moving and storage. To keep these items clean and resistant to damage from dust, dirt, moisture and mold/mildew; our various protective covers are a must-have for your moving and storage project.
Chair Covers – fits chairs up to 42" x 42”
Sofa Covers – for sofas up to 46" x 134"
Mattress Covers – two styles for twin/full and queen/king size mattresses
Flat Screen TV Covers – foam covers for TVs up to 65" wide
Storage Unit Locks
We offer heavy duty locks to help protect your belongings in storage. Choose between disc, combination, and cylinder locks available in both single and twin packs.
2.75” Stainless Steel Disc Lock - great for outdoor units, are notoriously tamper proof, and can’t be removed with bolt cutters.
2.75” Stainless Steel Combination Disc Lock – has the same benefits as a typical disc lock but uses a combination code instead of a key to unlock.
19mm Cylinder Lock - Fit into the storage unit door, are drill-proof, and difficult to pick.
Dish & Glass Protection Kits
Keep your most fragile items safe with our range of protective packing supplies. Purchase dish and glass moving box kits and our small moving boxes to easily pack up your whole kitchen. Choose from 3 sizes of heavyweight white newsprint sheets, from 2.8 pound to 10-pound rolls.
Dish Protection Kit - includes 18 foam pouches in 3 sizes and a cardboard partition to protect dishes in a small moving box.
Glass Protection Kit - includes 12 foam pouches with a cardboard partition to protect glasses in a small moving box.
Newsprint sheets - helps protect fragile items while moving or in storage.
Moving Boxes and Packing Supplies Guide
Packing up your home means you need more than just a few boxes; you'll need tape, bubble pack, and newsprint, as well. To ensure you have all the packing supplies you need, consider purchasing moving supplies from Life Storage, using the charts below as reference.
How many boxes will I need for my home size?
Packing Tape Rolls
Bubble Pack Rolls
Newsprint Boxes (10 lb.)