Storage Hints and Tips

  • Pack heavy items into smaller boxes. This will make them easier to carry.
  • Pack the least used items first. Into the storage unit.
  • Store appliances with their doors slightly ajar
  • Clean objects and dry out fridges, washing machines and freezers before packing.
  • Place frequently used items near the entrance.
  • Store paperwork in lidded plastic containers.
  • When storing furniture, it may be worthwhile disassembling some to save space.

  • Store sofas and mattresses on end. Cover furniture with dust sheets.
  • Keep upholstery off the floor
  • Clean all clothes and tools before storing to prevent moulding.
  • Drain all vehicles of oil and petrol.
  • Strengthen mirrors by creating an ‘x’ on the glass with masking tape. Then store in flat
  • Store washing machines, fridges and freezers with doors ajar
  • Open the doors of your unit regularly and store large items with small gaps between, to help ventilation and air circulation.
  • Fill boxes to capacity. Boxes will give way if they are not full and will collapse if they are bulging.