Packing for a move is no fun at all. Wouldn’t be great if you could just wave a wand and it would be done?. Unfortunately, fairy godmother`s and magic won`t get it done for you but Guardian Storage in Mount Pleasant is here to offer you a few handy, dandy packing tips to get you started.


  • Tape doors shut when moving
  • wedge fridge and freezer doors open in the storage
  • Freezer, fridge, washer and dryer can be used for extra storage


  • Tie bed rails together with rope or tape
  • Mark pieces for easy reassembly
  • Use mattress convers for protection


  • Pack in smaller boxes
  • keep weight to under 30 lbs
  • Line book  boxes whit plastic
  • Garbage bags make  good liners


  • Use dresser drawers for extra storage space
  • Use for small or fragile items
  • Sweaters, blankets or towels are good for padding


  • Give your back a break- keep weight of boxes under 30 lbs
  • With a marking pen list contents of the box on its side
  • For load size- multiply length x width x height


  • Protect chairs legs by wrapping in packing paper
  • Leave slipcovers on chairs and also with plastic chair covers


  • Clothing that would normally hang in your closet should be stored in a wardrobe box


  • Wrap each dish in packing paper
  • Cushion dishes with crumpled paper in the box
  • Keep the boxes for dishes small and under 30 lbs


  • Pack glasses carefully
  • Wrap each one with packing paper and pack like dishes


  • Pack lamp shades in individual boxes with plenty of paper
  • Lamp bases tras[port securely in dresser drawers freezers and washing machines, for safety, pad them well with towels and blankets

Mirrors & Paintings

  • Wrap mirrors in paper with padding
  • Make sure mark mirrors ( Fragile) to avoid breakage
  • Stand the mirror upright for transport & storage
  • Wrap paintings in paper and padding and pack the same as mirrors