Moving Tips in San Diego

Moving usually involves a certain amount of stress. All the planning, packing and lifting can leave you feeling exhausted and frustrated. Even just a handful of moving strategies can go a long way in making your move a lot smoother. As San Diego’s self storage resource, we’ve put together several moving tips to help you during the moving and storage process.

Choose the right moving boxes

Moving boxes can either be your friend or your enemy during your move, especially if used improperly. One common mistake is not having the proper variety of boxes. Ideally, you should have a variety of sizes and shapes of moving boxes. Use smaller boxes for heavier items and larger boxes for lighter items; it will help protect your back while lifting and carrying them to and from your storage unit, moving truck, and home.

Make sure that you have several sizes of high-quality moving boxes. Having a variety will not only help you to accommodate and protect all of your valuables, but will also allow for safe stacking within your storage unit. Sentry Storage Solutions offers a large selection of the highest-quality moving boxes available, including:

  • mattress cartons
  • wardrobe boxes
  • picture cartons
  • dish packs


Pack properly

Opening a moving box full of broken items is never fun. Packing properly is a cornerstone of the moving process. It’s important to make sure that heavier items go on the bottom and lighter items stay on top. Use all the space within your moving box and use blankets and towels to provide extra padding for breakables. If you can, try not to mix items from different rooms; keeping things separate will make packing and unpacking much easier. And don’t forget to keep extra packing paper, bubble wrap and packing tape on hand.

Put items in professional storage

Moving into a cluttered home is a pain. If you’re moving furniture or other household items that are not going into your new home, store them in a self storage unit. A properly chosen self storage solution provides a safe place to store your belongings either short- or long-term. Sentry Storage Solutions offers the highest quality self storage in San Diego. Our units feature:

  • 24-hour surveillance
  • multiple sizes
  • perimeter fencing and security

Reserve your unit before your move and we’ll make sure it’s ready for you on moving day.

Tie up loose ends

In the midst of packing and moving everything, it’s easy to forget about small details that add up. Make sure you notify the companies that you regularly deal with that you are changing your address. This may include:

  • the Post Office
  • utility, internet and cable companies
  • magazine and newspaper providers
  • banks and financial institutions

Ideally, you should do this several weeks prior to your move date so that important information doesn’t get lost during your relocation.

If you have other move-related questions or need further moving advice, please contact us by phone or fill in the form on this page. We’re happy to help!

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