Moving and Storage in Northeastern Washington

Sep 30, 2019

As we enter the fall season, it’s a great time to think about moving and storage in Spokane, Washington. Packing and storing your summer belongings is a great way to make room for your winter items, new purchases, or gifts you’ll receive during this holiday season. According to, moving to a new location is more comfortable this time of year (mid-September to April) because the temperatures are cooling down.

Packing for both moving and storage purposes can be a challenge, especially if done without a game plan. Here are a few helpful tips that will allow you to tackle the inevitable task of packing, moving and storing your belongings, so you can move on and focus on more pressing matters, like where’s the best resort to get a massage in Coeur d’Alene?

Get Organized

Starting out with an organizational system is the first step to sorting through what needs to be stored, moved, donated or thrown away.

Having separate boxes for each category can help you to sort through what you would like to put into storage, move with you, donate, or get rid of. Once you’ve designated the piles and released the items that you’re letting go of, then you can focus on packing what you are storing or taking with you.

Renting a U-Box Container

If you’re located in or moving to the Spokane or Spokane Valley area and you want to keep your items with you, renting a U-Box container is a great solution because you can keep the storage container on your property and free-up space in your garage, recreation room and backyard shed.

U-Box container renters can also utilize Moving Help moving labor services to take the guesswork out of how to pack a portable storage container.

For the purpose of storing your seasonal items, one to two U-Box containers will do. If you’re preparing for a move though, two to eight containers are optimal.

To make your move even easier, you can have your U-Box container shipped to wherever you are moving to or U-Haul can keep your portable storage container in a storage space until you are ready for it to be shipped. 

Packing Options

Now that you’ve organized your items, it’s time to start packing. Stocking up on U-Haul packing supplies like boxes, bubble wrap, moving wrap and packing blankets ahead of time will make the moving or storage process easier.

Start with packing the larger, less fragile items, like pool toys and summer outdoor items (like your scuba diving equipment and oars) and then move on to the smaller more fragile items (like those crystal mint julep glasses that you only break out on the hottest days in July).

U-Haul moving supplies offers special box kits for storing glasses, dishes, and your TV. Long gone are the days of throwing your clothes and linens in a box or bag for storage, now you can keep your clothes and linens looking fresh and pressed in a wardrobe box.


The most challenging part about moving and storing your belongings is behind you. Now you can really enjoy taking in the sights of downtown Spokane. Check out their beautiful scenic trails and you’ll definitely want to check out Spokane Falls!

Whether you’re enjoying the extra space, moving to a new location, or making room for your winter items, using these tips and renting a U-Box portable container in the northeastern Washington area is highly recommended and will make your transition a breeze.


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