Resources

Planning to move or take on a storage project? Trying to determine whether it’s best to use cardboard boxes or plastic containers? We have the information you’re looking for. Here’s the short answer: The more times you plan to unpack, repack, and reuse the container, the more likely that you’ll get the best value from a plastic container. Even companies that have a vested interest are usually...

As part of helping people find the best packing, moving, and storage resources for their project needs, we wanted to take a moment and highlight the advantages of using plastic containers. Already have a solid idea of what you need, and looking instead for buying tips and advice? Okay, let’s take a minute first to show you what’s out there:   How to Shop for Plastic Containers There are...

Looking for cardboard boxes? You’re not the only one. Corrugated cardboard is the primary solution for a wide range of moving, packing, and storage projects. It’s strong, flexible, and relatively cheap to produce. But it’s also true that not all corrugated cardboard is the same. Discover what you need from your cardboard to reliably and effectively take on your moving or storage project....

Moving to the other side of town? Moving across the country? Putting things into storage? Looking for the best tips about buying, using, and packing your moving boxes? Check out our guide to all things moving boxes including specific projects, challenges, and resources that may speak to you and your situation.   Match Your Packing Strategy with Your Moving Priorities Often, the perfect...

Have a little extra time each week before your storage project? Looking to put together a detailed plan? Running up against a last-minute deadline? Closetbox is all about saving you time and hassles on your storage project. That's why—in addition to free pickup service, online tracking, and on-demand return delivery—we offer scheduling tips and storage resources that help make things go as...

Even for those who like the idea of traveling for work on a generous per diem, the trade show lifestyle is not always as alluring as it seems. But when something goes wrong and you fail to plan, store, pack, unload, and set up, the trade show experience quickly goes from stressful triumph to fruitless disaster. As part of our trade show storage solutions, we offer this trade show packing...

Like any moving or storage company, Closetbox offers our own bundle of packing supplies. The Closetbox Pack has 10 small boxes, 5 medium boxes, a bunch of packing paper, and two large rolls of tape. Essentially, everything you need to fully box up your storage items. What about large boxes? With Closetbox, you don't need them. That's because we offer complimentary shrink wrap, blankets, and...

Have you ever endured a natural disaster? Hopefully the answer is no, but this study shows that the number of people affected by natural disasters around the world is rising. In the past few years, earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, fires, floods, and tornadoes have increased severely, costing millions in economic damage. If you have not yet prepared your business for a natural disaster, ask...

Effective trade show storage is about a lot more than just putting booth and marketing materials into a local self-storage unit. Various work and trade show schedules must be coordinated. Reliable pickup and return delivery must be assured. Secure storage units must protect against both major and minor damage. Items may be as large as a deluxe-size booth exhibit or as small as a stack of sign-in...

Tips for Downsizing, Preserving Delicate Materials, and Keeping Cherished Belongings in the Family Seniors who choose to downsize or move to senior living communities are often faced with challenging decisions. Giving up the family home where you've raised your family and created so many lifelong...

You never thought it could happen to you. But here you are, on your own, and you find yourself flooded with worry. What will happen to the house? How secure are your finances? How will your new independence affect your other relationships-your children, your family members? Yes, this is a scary time. But it is also one of great opportunity. There are many reasons you could be on this new path to...

Image of Senior Citizen According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the senior population is expected to grow substantially in the coming years, reaching a projected 83.7 million U.S. adults aged 65 and older by 2050. That’s nearly double the estimated senior population in 2012: 43.1 million. Many seniors opt to move...

According the Centers for Disease Control, in the U.S., 47.5 million adults report having a disability. If you have a disability and are planning to join the millions of Americans who move each year, you may benefit from moving advice that addresses your specific needs. Following is a resource guide created for people with disabilities and designed to provide moving advice that touches on their...