Safety in your storage space – how to pack and stack to maximize safety

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When you’re packing or rearranging your storage unit, it’s important to ensure you’re safe and secure. If items are stacked incorrectly, it increases the risk of items falling and causing both minor and serious injuries. That’s why we have compiled some helpful tips on packing and stacking to maximize safety!

The Art of Stacking: Preventing Collapsing Loads

When materials are stacked too high or in an unstable arrangement, removing an item from the stack or bumping the stack can cause the rest of the materials to fall down, so it’s important to use proper steps when stacking. Here’s some basic things to remember:

  • Stack heavy materials close to the ground, lighter up top.
  • Always remove items from the top of the stack first. For example, don’t try to slide a storage bin on the bottom of a stack, out, without removing the other bins on top first.
  • Use safe, stackable materials, like our amazing file boxes, which have sturdy lids!
  • When dealing with irregularly shaped items, try adding sheets of plywood between each layer for added stability.
  • Utilize different types of stacking methods. For example, brick stacking – To ensure even more security, turn each level of a stack 90 degrees. This helps hold the items in place should the stack be bumped.
  • To prevent tripping, be sure there are not uneven stacks where certain items are sticking out past the others.
  • Use floor marketing tape to show where you want to stack items to stay organized!

It’s also important to remember not to store any hazardous or flammable items in your storage unit. Those items should be properly disposed of. You can read exactly what you should do with hazardous materials HERE. We hope these tips help you ensure a safe, secure and amazing storage space!

2 Responses to “Safety in your storage space – how to pack and stack to maximize safety”

  1. Steve Smith
    February 2, 2023 at 12:19 am

    I like that you said that you should consider stacking your things correctly for secure protection. My brother informed me a couple of days ago that he was hoping to find boat storage that could provide a safe and secured placed for our boat trip. He asked if I had any idea what would be the best option to consider. I’m thankful for this instructive article, I’ll tell him that they can consult a well-known boat storage service as they can provide information about their services.

  2. Daisy James
    April 12, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    It was helpful when you said to not have uneven stacks so you can prevent tripping. My parents are planning on getting furniture for their new house they plan on moving into next month, but they want to keep their current furniture in storage since it still has value. I’ll pass this information along to them once they find a storage unit to rent.


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