Before You Store It
- Make sure your
goods are dry and clean before you put them into
store. Drain and wipe down freezers,
refrigerators and washing machines.
- Pack your property
into good quality plastic or cardboard storage
boxes. Both can be purchased from local
along with tape and bubble wrap.
- Fill storage boxes
to capacity, using soft padding where
appropriate. Partially full or bulging boxes may
collapse or tip over.
- Pack heavier items
like files and books in smaller boxes so they
aren’t too heavy.
- Label or number
boxes for easy reference and keep an inventory
of what you have stored.
- Protect fragile
items with bubble wrap and avoid putting heavy
items on top.
- Use wardrobe boxes
to keep clothes in shape.
- Remove all
perishable and inflammable items like food,
aerosols, batteries and oil/petrol.
- Dismantle furniture
where possible and detach legs from tables and
beds to save space.
- Remember, lift
heavy items correctly: bend your knees not your
Making the most of your space
- Plan your storage.
Put items you may need at the front.
- Remember, you can
visit your storage unit as often as you want.
- Position boxes and
items of similar size together to minimize
wastage of space.
- Leave space for
access to the rear of the unit.
- Place dust sheets
or protective covering over soft furnishings.
- Stand mattresses on
end and avoid stacking heavy items on soft
- Stack chairs seat
- Use dust sheets to
cover your property and on the floor of the
- Use furniture
covers or dust sheets between surfaces to
protect from scratches.