Packing your items properly to begin with will save you time and ensure that your goods are maintained in the best possible condition. Make use of the specialist packaging materials from high quality boxes and bubble wrap to port a robes and boxes.
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- Do not move wardrobes, drawers etc. With contents in them they are liable to break. Only fill them when they are in place and fully assembled.
- Clothing and personal goods should be packed in strong, secure cartons.
- Cushions should be wrapped in plastic.
- Where possible, remove legs from items of furniture to avoid damage and save space.
- Vacuum food crumbs from lounges to prevent attracting vermin.
- Furniture should not be placed directly on the floor. Use plastic or material to cushion heavy items.
- Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper separating them.
- Place a cover over all furniture, especially sofas, recliners and anything of value.
- Make sure all white goods (fridges, freezers etc) are empty, clean and dry before storing.
- Leave doors slightly ajar to prevent mould.
- A deodoriser placed inside a fridge or freezer is also a good idea to maintain freshness.
Glass and Breakables
- Wrap all breakable items separately in tissue or packing paper, box and ensure they are marked "Fragile".
- Pack breakables in sturdy boxes.
- Place packing proper in the top and bottom of cartons for added protection.
- Place plates, saucers and bowls on their sides to prevent breakage.
- Empty spaces in boxes should be filled with packing paper.
- Ensure you have not stacked heavy items on top of cartons containing breakables.
- Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard or packaged in proper picture/mirror cartons.
- The original boxes items were purchased in are ideal to repack in.
- If the original boxes are not available then talk to your self storage centre about speciality boxes for electronic items.
- Ensure that all electronic equipment is clean and dry before storing.
- Wipe metal items (such as tools) with a few drops of oil before storing them to minimise rust.
- Pack these items away from goods that may be stained such as furniture.
- Wrapping silver in NON ACID tissue paper or plastic bags can help reduce tarnishing.
- Wipe chrome or cast iron with a little machine oil to help stop rust.
What you can't store
You should not store any goods that are hazardous, illegal, stolen, inflammable, explosive, environmentally harmful, perishable or that are a risk to the property of any person. This includes items like petrol tins, paint thinner, full gas bottles and chlorine.