Stowable Packing Guide

Here at Stowable, we’ve got your back. We take every precaution to keep your boxes safe and sound while they’re with us. However, the magic ingredient is your careful packing. So, let’s team up to ensure your belongings are packed securely and ready for their journey.

Please take a moment to go through these instructions carefully to avoid any unexpected fees or, even worse, potential damage to your cherished possessions. This is your handy guide to packing wizardry! 🪄📦🚚

👉Please note: Do not use, soft, flexible or irregularly shaped containers like suitcases, duffel bags or holdalls for storage. All items must be boxed👍

Using Stowable Boxes

Step 1:

Assembling the Box

Pop open your box and fold the base flaps closed, ensuring the flaps marked “Inside flap” are on the inside.

Get the liner – it’s a long piece of card. Bend it into a U-shape along the pre-made fold lines and insert it into the box from the top.

This not only adds extra rigidity and strength to the box but also more protection for your possessions.

Step 2:

Tape the Base

Grab some tape, your box may be in storage for some time, so it’s key that you use good-quality stuff! We recommend you use heavy-duty packing tape or reinforced self-adhesive paper tape.

Seal the base of the box, (we strongly recommend you include the seams) and make sure the tape has completely adhered to avoid any potential damage.

Step 3:

Pack & Protect

Wrap each item individually with Paper Bubble Wrap, Hive Wrap or packing paper (Recycled Kraft Paper), placing heavier items in the centre to maintain balance. Consider double-boxing for fragile items.

It’s important to ensure you fill all void spaces with packing peanuts, scrunched-up Kraft Paper or Paper Bubble Wrap to minimise movement. You’ll know you’ve got enough void fill when the top box flaps slightly compress it.

Before sealing, shake the box gently to ensure nothing can move or rattle.

Step 4:

Seal & Reinforce Seams

Now you can seal the top with another strip of tape, remember to check it’s completely adhered. We recommend you reinforce the seams with more tape for added security and protection (be careful not to cover the QR code!).

Great, your box is packed! Login to your Stowable dashboard, scan the QR code on the corner of your box, name it and arrange collection.

Your box is ready to go! 👍

Using Your Own Boxes

Step 1:

Select Your Box(es)

Select a sturdy, undamaged cardboard box appropriate for your items’ size and weight.

Before you start packing make sure the base of the box is securely sealed, taping up the base seams at this stage is a good idea as it adds a lot of strength.

Your box may be in storage for some time, so it’s key you use good-quality tape that will hold your box securely closed, we recommend heavy-duty packing tape or reinforced self-adhesive paper tape.

Stowable boxes are specially designed for transport and shipping, they incorporate a liner for added strength & rigidity.

Step 2:

Attach QR Code Label

Attach a provided QR Code Label to the corner of each box.

This is pretty important as it allows you to add the box to your dashboard for customisation and tracking, it also allows us to find and identify your box at Stowable HQ.

Step 3:

Pack & Protect

Wrap each item individually with Paper Bubble Wrap, Hive wrap or packing paper (Kraft Paper), placing heavier items in the centre to maintain balance. Consider double-boxing for fragile items.

It’s important to ensure you fill all void spaces with packing peanuts, scrunched-up Recycled Kraft Paper or Paper Bubble Wrap to minimise movement. You’ll know you’ve got enough void fill when the top box flaps slightly compress it.

Before sealing, shake the box gently to ensure nothing can move or rattle.

Step 4:

Seal & Reinforce Seams

Now you can seal the top with another strip of tape, remember to check it’s completely adhered. We strongly recommend reinforcing all the seams with high-quality packing tape or Reinforced Paper tape (be careful not to cover the QR code).

Great, your box is packed! Login to your Stowable dashboard, scan the QR code on the corner of your box, name it and arrange collection.

Your box is ready to go! 👍

Improper packing or the use of unsuitable boxes or containers may result in extra fees and lack of insurance coverage during transport. Follow our guidance and pack carefully to ensure safe and worry-free storage.📦

We’ll do the rest and keep your possessions safe until you want them back!

Any problems or questions, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help guide you.

We’ll do the rest and keep your possessions safe until you want them back!

A cute dachshund climbing out of a cardboard storage box.