Handy tips for Storage
When storing your items, we’ve got you covered with some valuable tips to ensure your goods stay pristine, no matter the duration.
Give your belongings the care they deserve by using a few tried-and-true packing techniques:
- Opt for cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, and plastic covers to safeguard your treasures while on the move.
- Regarding delicate items, wrap them snugly in paper or blankets to provide an extra layer of protection.
- Utilise the space inside drawers and cupboards by filling them with lightweight items, optimising your storage capacity.
- For drawers, pack them facing the wall to prevent any accidental opening during transportation.
- Remember to wrap all breakables and china items with extra care.
Balance Weight & Access
Keep your storage box organised and easily manageable:
- Place heavier items like books and tools in smaller boxes for effortless handling.
- Prioritise loading these heavier boxes at the bottom of your storage space with lighter items on top.
- Avoid storing anything damp or freshly dry-cleaned, as moisture can lead to damage.
Details that make a difference
Don’t overlook these small yet significant steps:
- Remove batteries from remotes before storage, as batteries are not allowed in storage units.
- Polish your wooden furniture before storing it to maintain its lustrous appearance.
Special Care for Specific Items
Certain items require a bit more attention to ensure their preservation:
- Safeguard mattresses with a plastic cover to keep them clean and dust-free.
- Shield your lounge suites with a moving blanket for an added layer of protection.
- Consider using a moisture absorber during humid periods to maintain the optimal storage environment.
Appliances need TLC too
Appliances require proper preparation to remain in top shape during storage:
- Drain all water from appliance and appliance hoses.
- Defrost and clean appliances thoroughly before storing them.
- Keep appliance doors slightly ajar to prevent mould growth; a towel wedged in the door can be a handy trick.
- Bubble wrap and cardboard provide excellent protection for electrical appliances. If original boxes are available, they’re the ideal choice.
Check your coverage
Last but not least, ensure your peace of mind: Confirm with your insurance provider that your items remain insured during storage.
Ready to get sorted?
With these tips, you can make the most of your storage experience while keeping your valuables safe and sound. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out – we’re here to help!