Storage Tips

  • Make a list of all the items you need to store and keep in a safe place for future reference.
  • Store frequently accessed items at the front of the unit.
  • Estimate the replacement value of each item on the list, as this could be useful when insuring your goods.
  • Use good quality packaging materials, available from your local hardware store.
  • Fill all boxes to capacity to provide a sturdy base for stacking.
  • Items of clothing can be hung in the room using clothes racks or wardrobe boxes.
  • Always pack heavier items into smaller boxes.
  • Place lighter items on top of the heavier items.
  • Cover mattresses and sofas with the plastic covers.
  • Wrap delicate items in bubble wrap or other protective packaging.
  • Bin liners are not recommended for storing items of clothing as moisture in the fabric gets trapped when the bags are sealed.
  • Defrost and dry fridge/freezers before storing and keep door slightly ajar to prevent condensation.
  • Garden equipment, bikes or cars must be thoroughly cleaned and all fuel tanks emptied before storing.