Packing & Storage Tips
- Break Down Large Items
Break down large items such as bed frames, tables, and large furniture, and don't forget to keep all parts (screws and smaller items) together by taping them to the item.
- Use All Available Space
Use valuable space inside drawers and larger appliances, such as stoves and refrigerators, to store small items: towels, linens, toys, etc.
- Protect Your Furniture
Wrap furniture legs with protective bubble wrap, furniture covers or pads to prevent scratching.
- Label Clearly
Label boxes on all sides for easy identification.
- Store Fragile Items Safely
Make sure fragile boxes are placed on top of heavier, less delicate boxes. Be sure not to over pack boxes as they can get heavy and dangerous.
- Plan Easy Access
Place frequently accessed items towards the front of your unit. Less frequently needed items should be placed toward the rear of your unit. When storing business files, leave a walkway down the center of your unit to make accessing items easier.
- Seal Boxes Tightly
Boxes that are tightly sealed with packing tape will prevent dust from entering.
- Make Good Use of Moving Pads
Use the furniture covers or moving pads used in transporting to keep items off the floor of the unit.
- Do not store hazardous or combustible materials.
Do not store anything flammable (such as paint or other chemicals) and remember to drain any fluids prior to storing snow blowers, lawnmowers, and other equipment.