Helpful Hints

Helpful Hints For Your Storage Space

  • Plan your storage space. Place those items that you need to get to often in the moving vehicle first (so they’ll be placed in the front of the storage space.) Allow space for walkways between stored items.
  • Make an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.
  • Use uniform size boxes for easy stacking. Be sure they’re strong enough to hold 25-30 pounds. Avoid putting too much in each box.
  • List the contents of each box on all four sides. Number the boxes. Seal boxes with masking tape or glued paper tape.
  • Stack lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes.
  • Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in packing paper and placed in dish pack boxes. Stack these on top.
  • Caution – Drain all remaining gasoline from lawn mowers, power tools, boats, snowmobiles, etc. before storing them.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in mirror crates marked FRAGILE and stacked on end.
  • Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for knick-knacks, china, silverware, and small items. Wrap in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage.
  • Larger appliances make excellent packing cases for blankets, towels, tablecloths, and clothes.
  • Shovels, hoes, rakes, and hoses can be stored together in empty trashcans. Stack extra cans inside one another.
  • Tables with removable legs should be taken apart to save space.
  • Sofas and love seats can be stored on end to save floor space. Always place a protective waterproof cover under the end on the floor. Cushions should be wrapped in plastic and placed on top.
  • Cover stuffed furniture with dust covers to protect against dust.
  • If you stand mattresses on end, be sure to prop them up so they stand straight. Otherwise, they may get bend out of shape and become lumpy.