Send your storage worries packing

At iStoreGreen in Brooklyn, we believe that self-storage should be simple and hassle-free. These helpful tips take the stress out of packing and storage so you can concentrate on the things that really matter.


Plan ahead

Make a list of everything you need to store.

Gather packing materials

Include boxes and cartons, packing paper, bubble wrap, tape and marker pens.

Choose the right size unit

Storage units come in all sizes, from 5′ x 5′ mini units to ones that can fit a whole home. Consult our storage unit chart and take the guesswork out!

Make the best use of space

Disassemble what you can to free up space and leave a clear path so you can access your entire unit.

Label all boxes on every side, top, and bottom

Keep a list, pictures and descriptions on hand for easy reference.

Pack each box based on their contents

Pack books flat, wrap your glassware individually and provide extra padding for fragile items.

Prepare items for storage

Clean and dry appliances, secure all movable parts and leave doors slightly open to prevent mildew.

Keep your possessions clean and protected

Use covers, packing paper, slipcovers and more.


Make boxes too heavy

No box should weigh more than 30 lbs.

Use plastic to cover all items

This invites mildew.

Use newspaper to wrap items

The ink may transfer and ruin them.

Store toxins or flammables

Paint, oil or gasoline are fire hazards.

Store food at iStoreGreen

You can store food at our sister company Hall Street Storage, New York City’s largest refrigerated and dry warehouse.


Need packing and moving supplies? iStoreGreen has a convenient onsite retail center.