Storage Tips

  • Protect mattresses and furniture with pads and covers.
  • Wrap mirrors and pictures with paper pads, or use mirror boxes. Never store these items flat.
  • Label all boxes on several sides for easy locating.
  • Disassemble tables and shelves and store on their sides. Wrap and mark all pieces for easier re-assembly.
  • Leave a center aisle in your unit for easy access to all items.
  • Use shelving to maximize your storage space.
  • Store items you’ll need most often at the front of your unit.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors slightly ajar and clean before storing.
  • Don’t forget to use the space inside for extra storage.
  • Use a good quality weatherproof lock that won’t rust or become inoperable.
  • Do not store combustibles or perishables.
  • Start early and create a moving strategy.
  • Write down an inventory of everything you pack and use a box / item tracking system.
  • Read all legal and binding agreements and guarantees prior to the move day – resolve your questions before the moving truck pulls up.
  • Use high-quality packing materials.
  • Pack books and other heavy objects in smaller boxes for easier lifting.
  • If you need to store clothes, use wardrobe boxes so you can hang your garments.
  • Use the same size boxes for easy stacking.
  • Fill boxes completely, stuffing open areas with plain newsprint to prevent collapsing when stacked.
  • Seal boxes completely with packing tape or use plastic bins to keep out dust.
  • Store couches (except sofa-beds) on end to maximize space.