Thursday, 9 January 2014

Handy Storage Tips

  • Use high-quality packing boxes designed especially for the job.
  • Pack books and heavy objects in smaller boxes for easier lifting.
  • When storing clothes, use wardrobe boxes so you can hang your garments.
  • Using same size boxes makes stacking easier.
  • Fill boxes completely. Use newspapers, Styrofoam “peanuts” or wrapping bubbles to prevent boxes from collapsing.
  • Seal boxes completely with packing tape to keep out dust.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors slightly ajar and clean before storing.
  • Store items you’ll need most often at the front of your unit.
  • Utilize shelving to maximize space.
  • Leave a center aisle for easy access to all items.
  • Disassemble beds, tables and shelves and store on their sides. Wrap and mark all pieces for easier re-assembly.
  • Label boxes on several sides for easy locating.
  • Wrap mirrors and pictures with paper pads or mirror boxes. Store on edge. Never store these items flat.
  • Protect mattresses and furniture with pads and cover.
  • Store couches (except sofa beds) on end to maximize space.
  • Store light chairs inverted seat-to-seat.
  • Metal objects, like tools and bikes, should be wiped with a rag containing machine oil to prevent rust.
  • Stack boxes on dressers and use drawers to store delicate items.

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