SELF STORAGE IDEAS

Here are a few simple storage ideas that can help make your self storage experience safe and simple:

TIPS AND HINTS

Red lock Use available trolleys to transport your goods to your unit
Red lock If you plan or need to frequently use the space, a larger space may be more convenient than one packed to capacity
Red lock Plan your space - start with bulky items and your heaviest boxes, stacking from the back of your unit making your way to the front; put those items that you need to get to most often near the front, close to the door
Red lock Place heavy or bulky items in the unit first to provide a good stacking base
Red lock To maximise space, stack similar sized boxes together and allow for walkways; pack all odd shaped items last as its usually hard to stack around them
Red lock Pack your belongings in good quality boxes, filling all boxes to capacity, as partially full or bulging boxes may tip or collapse; remember we provide a complete packaging solution
Red lock Pack according to the season
Red lock Pack heavy items into small boxes so that they are easy to lift
Red lock Label or number all boxes on all four sides for easy identification
Red lock Try to keep boxes in uniform sizes as these are much easier to stack
Red lock Make up an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place at home
Red lock There are prohibited goods that may not be stored at Stor-Age; common sense and laws determine what may be stored; check with us if you are unsure
Red lock Protect your fragile goods in bubble wrap
Red lock Dishes and glasses should be individually wrapped in tissue paper or bubble wrap before storing; fill all pockets with packing material; label all boxes containing glassware, and do not place heavy items on boxes containing glassware
Red lock Furniture with drawers can be utilised as storage places for china, silverware and small items; wrap in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage
Red lock Stack sofas/couches on their ends to create more space
Red lock Wrap table legs with bubble wrap before storing
Red lock Tables may appear large but remember that you can pack around and on top of them - legs can also often be removed
Red lock Wardrobe boxes allow you to store your clothing on hangers which keeps their shape
Red lock Do not place heavy items on sofas or mattresses
Red lock If you stand mattresses on end, be sure to "prop" them up
Red lock Food crumbs or stains should be removed before self storage to avoid storing anything that may attract pests
Red lock Always place a protective cover over your soft furnishings
Red lock Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper to separate them
Red lock Ensure that your refrigerator or freezer is thoroughly dry and stored with its doors open for ventilation
Red lock Ensure that stoves and cooking equipment are cleaned before they are stored
Red lock Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in boxes, marked fragile and stacked on their end
Red lock Avoid stacking or leaning furniture against outside walls to aid ventilation
Red lock Cover your goods with dust sheets to protect against dust
Red lock Pack books flat to protect their spines
Red lock Clean all garden equipment before storing
Red lock Bicycles and other metal items will rust over time if not protected; to prevent rust, wipe all metal surfaces with proper agent
Red lock Secure your unit with one of our high quality padlocks