When you’re packing up your belongings to move into a self-storage unit, it’s important to remember that the space is not your permanent home. As a result, you should take certain measures to protect your items from damage and make the most of the storage space.

Here are some essential supplies to help damage-proof and organise your self-storage unit:

Packing Supplies 

You’ll need high-quality packing supplies, such as sturdy boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, and tape. This will help to ensure that your belongings are well-protected while in storage.

Bubble Wrap and Packing Peanuts 

Bubble wrap and packing peanuts are great for protecting fragile items like dishes, glassware and picture frames. Simply wrap these items up tightly to prevent them from moving around and breaking.

Permanent Markers

Permanent markers are essential for labelling boxes. It’s a good idea to label boxes with what’s inside, as well as the room it goes in. This will make unpacking a lot easier when you get to your new home. 

Duct Tape

Duct tape is perfect for fixing broken boxes and securing items that are liable to fall over. It’s also useful for taping down rugs or other large items that might slide around in your storage unit.

Dust Mops and Brooms

Keeping your storage unit clean is important to prevent dust and dirt from damaging your belongings. A good dust mop or broom will help you keep the floors clean and free of debris.


A tarp can be used to cover up items that are particularly susceptible to dust and dirt, like mattresses or upholstered furniture. This will help keep them clean and in good condition.

Sturdy Boxes or Containers

To keep your storage unit organised, it’s a good idea to pack everything into sturdy boxes or containers. This will help to prevent items from getting damaged, and it will also make it easier to find what you’re looking for when you need it.


When packing up your belongings, be sure to label each box or container with its contents. This will save you a lot of time and frustration when you’re trying to find something in your storage unit.


Tape is essential for keeping your boxes and containers closed up tight. Make sure you have plenty of tape on hand so that you can keep everything safe and secure.

Tape Guns 

A tape gun is a great tool for quickly and easily packing up boxes. It will help you to get the job done quickly and efficiently. In stock at our on-site shop, they’re essential for anyone using self-storage.


A flashlight is a must-have item when it comes to packing and unpacking your belongings in a self-storage unit. It’s also handy for finding things in your unit when the lights go out.

A Lock

You should always lock your storage unit to keep your belongings safe. Be sure to choose a high-quality lock that will be difficult for thieves to break. Our storage shop has a wide range of quality and secure locks that will suit your storage unit and budget. 


Yes! A toolbox is important for damage-proofing your unit. It is a must-have for any self-storage unit. This will allow you to easily fix any problems that may arise, like broken door handles or leaky faucets.

First Aid Kit

It’s always a good idea to keep a first aid kit in your storage unit, just in case. Be sure to include essential items like bandages, gauze, and antiseptic wipes.

Fire Extinguisher

A fire extinguisher is a crucial item to have in your storage unit, as it can help to prevent fires from spreading. Be sure to choose a fire extinguisher that is rated for the size of your unit. However, many facilities already have one installed in the corridor and having your own would be an advantage. 

Buy Your Supplies at Our Storage Shop Onsite

At Prestige Storage, we have all the supplies you need to make your move as smooth as possible. We carry high-quality permanent markers for labelling your boxes, moving labels to keep track of your belongings, tape guns for sealing boxes securely, and so much more. Plus, our prices are always competitive so you can get everything you need without breaking the bank. Don’t go another day struggling with outdated or inadequate supplies – come to Prestige Storage and let us help you take care of everything. From start to finish.

About Prestige Storage

Prestige Storage is a leading provider of storage facilities and units in Johannesburg. Our secure, convenient, and affordable storage solutions are perfect for businesses and individuals who need to store their belongings safely and securely. We are fully committed to providing our clients with superior service, making their rental experience simple, convenient and secure. As our name states, we offer nothing but a prestige storage experience. Contact us today to learn more about our services!