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Self Storage Packing Hints and Tips

Storage Facilities on your doorstep

Some handy tips when packing & storing

How to securely store your valuables

Before you start storing please read our tips on packing your storage unit. You may find them useful.

  • Always use a separator when packing plates. Paper and bubble wrap works best.
  • Use newspapers for cups glasses or any fragile containers to help support them during transportation.
  • Bubble-wrap any and all highly polished furniture to protect from scratching and denting.
  • Books should be packed in smaller boxes because of their weight, that way they are easy to carry.
  • Leave fridges and freezers slightly open once packed inside your storage unit.
  • Put a plastic liner in boxes with textiles in them, this helps with dust.
  • Ensure all fabrics are clean and dust free prior to packing.
  • Where possible use environmentally friendly insect repellents on fabrics like cedar wood chips.
  • Allow enough space between boxes for good ventilation for ease of access later.
  • Regularly inspect stored goods for insect activity and or rodents. (We don’t have a problem).
  • Before storing your goods please inspect your unit and report any deficiencies to our Operations Manager who will gladly assist to fix & keep you happy.
  • Let your paintings or framed pictures stand on double layers of bubble plastic or similar to protect your frames from direct contact with the concrete floor.
  • To be well organized and save your frustrations, please mark your boxes with No’s on two adjacent sides and compile a detailed list of each box content. Ideally you will store this info on your PC.
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