Organize

  • Store furniture carefully on boards or pallets.
  • Mattresses should be covered.
  • Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes.
  • When packing toys or smaller objects, remember to fill boxes completely, stuffing open areas with plain newspaper to prevent collapsing when stacked.
  • Larger appliances, such as stoves or refrigerators, provide additional space for storing towels, blankets, etc.
  • Break down items such as table legs and store tabletops and sofas on end, to save space.
  • When storing business files and inventory, label all boxes and construct aisles so files are easily seen and accessible.

Protect

  • When storing delicate heirlooms, use specially constructed boxes, such as wardrobe boxes. Remember to label these boxes “Fragile“.
  • Use furniture drawers for delicate items and as “Fragile“.
  • Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.
  • Bubble wrap and packing paper are excellent protectors.

Caution

  • Be careful not to store anything combustible, (such as paint and chemicals), or perishable, (such as food that is not permanently sealed).
  • When storing lawn and garden equipment, drain any fluids prior to storage to avoid corrosive damage.
  • Always use high quality locks on your unit. Locks are available for sale.