- 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.
- 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.
- 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.