Packing Tips

Campus Storage Packing Tips

  • Do not over pack your box or Luggage! Over packing your box can cause it to break down over time, and you may incur additional fees.
  • Protect the contents in your box. Use bubble wrap, blankets, towels or anything else that will help protect your belongings.
  • Do not put more than fifty pounds in your box! Putting more than fifty pounds in your box can also cause your box to break down over time.
  • Distribute the weight in your boxes and luggage’s evenly. Do not put all the heavy items in one box or luggage. For example, do not put all your textbooks in one box or luggage!
  • Tape your Box very thoroughly! The more tape the better. This will help prevent your box from incurring any damage. Tape all sides of your boxes.
  • Remember to label your Boxes very securely. You can write directly on the box or fasten our labels directly to the item. Tape does not stick well to fabrics so keep this in mind when adhering labels. Painter’s tape works well for labeling items and will not damage items when peeled off.
  • If you have boxes that are going to be shipped home, be sure to write "SHIPPING" in capital letters and circle it. Also include your shipping address on the box. Notify your pickup team that you will be shipping a box home.
  • Remember to carefully label all your miscellaneous items including your bicycle! Make sure that your labels are securely taped on all your miscellaneous items.