Tip 3 – Pack it Right The First Time.
Get the packing materials for storage that you will need – packing paper, moving blankets, moving pads, strong cardboard boxes of various sizes and tools to dismantle appliances and furniture if needed. This should be your first task on your list when preparing for packing items for storage.
In your storage, place the heaviest items at the bottom and the fragile ones – on top. Appliances like a fridge or freezer should be stored clean and dry. Always leave the door slightly open to let air circulate and prevent mould. For other appliances the doors should be closed. If you need to close the fridge door for some reason, place a large bowl of Bi-Carbonate Soda in the fridge to absorb odours. Mattresses should go into mattress bags or old mattress covers, if you keep any. If you wish to save on packing materials, you can use your own towels and blankets. For furniture you can use blankets, moving pads and shrink wrap.
For mirrors use crates or cardboard boxes in order to protect them. Smaller mirrors could be wrapped in pieces of cardboard – there is no need to use crates and if you do, they would be too expensive. Larger mirrors could go into crates though.
Tip 4 – Fill To The Brim
Fill up every box entirely in order to prevent it from collapsing. Label every box with its content and which room it belongs to on its top and on each of its sides. You can keep with you a list with the boxes and their content so that you know what you’ve locked up in storage.
Tip 5 – Make Important Items Easily Accessible.
Before packing the storage unit, pack any items that you need to get to in a hurry last inside the storage unit. So big items like beds, fridges, washing machines and household furniture, place in first and have a chilled bottle of your favourite drink ready to celebrate once you have filled your storage Unit.