- Quality storage boxes & packing materials offer better protection from any damage.
- Get each box as full as possible. Partly filled boxes are more likely to tip or collapse.
- Choose smaller boxes for heavy items like books and plates, and larger boxes for lighter items such as bedding and curtains. This will also make your boxes easier to lift.
- Make sure you label every box, this makes it easier to find later Either labell with room or number your boxes with a waterproof marker.
- Write ‘THIS WAY UP’ and ‘FRAGILE’ on all boxes that contain breakables.
- Use bubble wrap or acid free tissue to protect fragile goods. Wrap delicate items with the bubblewrao facing inwards for added protection.
- If you are storing clothes for a long time best to use a wardrobe box as this allows you to hang your clothes in storage, which keeps their shape and givesthem room to breathe.
- We strongly advise against using bin bags. They easily rip, get easily squashed and lack ventilation which can mean mildew may build up on fabrics.
- Perhaps use vacuum storage system bags that actually sucks air out of specially designed bags to help you fit more clothes into your space.
- If bed frames can be disassembled, do so as makes them easier to store.
- Clean garden equipment before you store it.
- Protect table legs with bubble wrap and protect varnished furniture against scratches by using shrink
wrap, corrugated cardboard or tissue paper to protect the surface.
- Protect pictures and mirrors with bubblewrap. Clearly mark them ‘FRAGILE’. Large ones should be stacked on their end.
- Make sure fridges and freezers are defrosted and cleaned before storing. Use shrink wrap to keep fridge and freezer doors closed in transit.
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