storage tips

The following storage tips are designed to assist you when moving into your self storage space.

  • Use good quality storage boxes and fill them to capacity as partially full or bulging boxes may tip or collapse.
  • Pack heavy items into small boxes so they're easy to lift and label or number boxes so it's easier to find your things later.
  • Write a comprehensive list of your stored items and keep it in a safe place at home.
  • Plan your storage space - put those items that you need to get to most often near the front, close to the door.
  • Protect your fragile goods with bubble wrap.
  • Wrap dishes and glasses in tissue paper or bubble wrap before storing.
  • Clean your garden equipment before storing it.
  • Wrap table legs with bubble wrap before storing them.
  • Place heavy or bulky items in the room first to provide a good stacking base.
  • Do not place heavy items on sofas or mattresses.
  • Always place a protective cover over your soft furnishings.
  • Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper to separate them.
  • Leave refrigerator or freezer doors open for ventilation when storing.
  • Wrap pictures and mirrors, then stack them on their end in boxes marked 'fragile'.
  • To aid ventilation, avoid stacking or leaning furniture against outside walls.
  • Cover your goods with drop sheets to protect against dust.