Tips & Tricks
- We suggest using packing materials, such as markers, tape and boxes.
- We also suggest that you label all four sides of your boxes.
- Protect your items by placing the heavier boxes on bottom, lighter boxes on top, and use boxes that are uniform in size to make stacking easier.
- Place the boxes that need to be accessed often in front.
- We recommend you make an inventory list of all of your belongings and place the list in a safe location.
- Safely store electronics in the rear of your unit.
- If you are storing photos, it is a good idea to place the photos between sheets of cardboard, and then tape them together to prevent them from curling.
- If you're storing glass or dishes, don't forget to mark "FRAGILE" on the boxes.
- Furniture drawers can make for great storage spaces.
- Use these spaces to store china, knickknacks, pictures, silverware, and other small items.
- Make sure fragile items are wrapped in tablecloths, blankets, or towels.
- You can try using larger appliances as "packaging cases" for items like a blankets, tablecloths, towels, and clothes.
- Remember to leave the door open to protect your belongings from mold and odors within a freezer or fridge.
- Empty trash containers can be used to store shovels, rakes, and hoses.
- If applicable, remove the legs from any tables then tape them to the bottom of the table. Thus, helping you save space.
- Cover upholstery with blankets to protect against dust.
- Try rubbing machine oil on any items made of metal, such as metal tables, tools, and bikes, to help protect them from rusting.
For the safety of yourself and others, do not store combustible items, such as paint thinners, solvents, and gasoline. Also, drain gasoline and oil from small engines and mowers.