Tips & Hints

  • Items that you require on a regular basis probably be placed in the front of the storage area.
  • Allow enough space between your items stored for easy access.
    Fill boxes or secure open spaces with scrunched up newspaper or towels, do this to avoid breakages.
  • If you plan to enter your storage space on a regular basis, moving things in and out. It would be much more convenient for you to take a ground unit.
  • Try to keep your boxes in uniform sizes. They are much easier to stack that way.
  • Storage boxes should be of a good quality for longevity, helping to protect your valuables inside.
  • Check on our list beforehand what items are allowed in our storage facility. There are prohibited items that storage companies by law are not allowed on their premises.
  • Stand all ceramics, plates and saucers on their sides. Fill all pockets with some kind of packing material to avoid chips and damages.
  • Labelling your boxes correctly can save you a lot of when searching for specific items.
  • Each box should be marked clearly and on two of the sides panels to allow for easy identification.
  • The heaviest items should be packed and placed on the bottom and lighter items on top.
  • Fragile items such as glasses and kitchenware should be individually wrapped in bubble wrap and placed near the top of well-labelled boxes with the words “Fragile” or “This way up” easily visible.
  • Make sure all the goods you are putting away into storage are washed and clean. Food crumbs or damp items should be removed before storage to avoid mildew and may attract pests.
  • Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for china, silverware and small items. Wrap these up in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage.
  • Refrigerators and freezers should be absolutely dry and before storing, to prevent damp, rust and electrical problems. The doors to these units should remain slightly ajar to avoid odours.
  • Stoves and cooking equipment should be thoroughly cleaned before they are stored.
  • To save on time and space clothing and curtains can be stored on the hangers they were on in your cupboards originally. Just make sure to cover sup and protect from undesired pests.
  • Soft furnishings i.e. fabric and leather should have a protective layer or cover placed over the top.
  • To protect the spines of your favourite books make sure to pack them flat.
  • Store your mattresses standing upright.
  • For insurance purposes draw up an inventory of all your stored items in case of loss.
  • If you are storing for long periods, it is wise to make regular visits to the park to check on your items.
  • Larger appliances make excellent packing cases for blankets, towels, tablecloths and clothes.

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