The first thing to remember therefore is to pack in such a way that you can find things at a later date quickly and without unloading absolutely everything you’ve put away. Make an inventory of what you’ve packed and where it is as you go along. Other packing and storage preparation tips include:
Wrap all fragile items and breakables such as dishes, glasses, ornaments etc separately. Paper will do, but bubble wrap is a good investment. Pack them tightly into strong boxes, filling any gaps with paper or filler. Try to avoid putting heavy items on top of fragile ones in a self-storage facility.