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Things to Know Before You Store

Things to Know Before You Store

Here is a list of items most commonly stored in self-storage facilities with tips on how to ensure they stay in perfect condition.

  • Freezers, refrigerators and washing machines :Make sure your goods are dry and clean before you put them into storage. Any moisture inside can turn into mildew and eat away at your appliance.
  • General Packing : Pack your items into good quality plastic or cardboard storage boxes secured with strong tape and bubble wrap.
  • Packing Boxes :Fill moving boxes to capacity, using soft padding where needed. Partially full or bulging boxes may collapse or tip over.
  • Weight of Boxes : Pack heavier items like books in smaller boxes so they aren’t too heavy.
  • Identification : Label or number boxes for easy reference and keep an inventory of what you have stored in each box.
  • Fragile Items : Protect fragile items with bubble wrap and avoid putting heavy items at the top of boxes.
  • Clothing : Use wardrobe boxes to keep clothes in shape. You may want to consider vacuum seal bags to keep your garments dry and insect-free.
  • Do Not Store : Remove all perishable and inflammable items like food, aerosols, batteries and oil/petrol.
  • Furniture : Dismantle furniture if possible; detach legs from tables and beds to save space. Place them in a box clearly marked “Furniture Legs etc.”
    Getting the Most of Your Self-Storage Space
  • Plan your storage in terms of easy access. Put items you might need immediately at the front of your storage space.
  • Use pallet trucks, cages or trolleys if necessary, place heavy bulky items in the unit first to create a sturdy base; then place lighter items on top.
  • Position boxes and items of similar size together to minimize wastage of space.
  • Leave space for access to the rear of the unit as well.
  • Place dust sheets or protective covering over soft furnishings.
  • Stand mattresses on end and avoid stacking heavy items on soft furnishings in order to avoid crushing or having misshaped cushions.
  • Stack chairs seat to seat.
  • Use furniture covers or dust sheets between surfaces to protect wood or hard-finish items from scratches.
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Things to Know Before You Store

Here is a list of items most commonly stored in self-storage facilities with tips on how to ensure they stay in perfect condition.

  • Freezers, refrigerators and washing machines :Make sure your goods are dry and clean before you put them into storage. Any moisture inside can turn into mildew and eat away at your appliance.
  • General Packing : Pack your items into good quality plastic or cardboard storage boxes secured with strong tape and bubble wrap.
  • Packing Boxes :Fill moving boxes to capacity, using soft padding where needed. Partially full or bulging boxes may collapse or tip over.
  • Weight of Boxes : Pack heavier items like books in smaller boxes so they aren’t too heavy.
  • Identification : Label or number boxes for easy reference and keep an inventory of what you have stored in each box.
  • Fragile Items : Protect fragile items with bubble wrap and avoid putting heavy items at the top of boxes.
  • Clothing : Use wardrobe boxes to keep clothes in shape. You may want to consider vacuum seal bags to keep your garments dry and insect-free.
  • Do Not Store : Remove all perishable and inflammable items like food, aerosols, batteries and oil/petrol.
  • Furniture : Dismantle furniture if possible; detach legs from tables and beds to save space. Place them in a box clearly marked “Furniture Legs etc.”
    Getting the Most of Your Self-Storage Space
  • Plan your storage in terms of easy access. Put items you might need immediately at the front of your storage space.
  • Use pallet trucks, cages or trolleys if necessary, place heavy bulky items in the unit first to create a sturdy base; then place lighter items on top.
  • Position boxes and items of similar size together to minimize wastage of space.
  • Leave space for access to the rear of the unit as well.
  • Place dust sheets or protective covering over soft furnishings.
  • Stand mattresses on end and avoid stacking heavy items on soft furnishings in order to avoid crushing or having misshaped cushions.
  • Stack chairs seat to seat.
  • Use furniture covers or dust sheets between surfaces to protect wood or hard-finish items from scratches.

What-We-Offer-Title.png
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  • Full Service Company
  • Local and Long-distance
  • Residential & Commercial
  • Professional Piano Movers
  • Small & Large Moves
  • Overnight Storage
  • Long-Term Storage
  • Climate-Controlled Storage
  • Loading & Unloading
  • Packing & Unpacking
  • Licensed, bonded, and insured
  • Free onsite and video estimates

Moving Guides

Professional-chicago-moving-guide-services

Moving Guides & Tips

Enjoy a smooth and easy move with these valuable moving tips, hints & articles... READ MORE

chicago-packing-services-guide

Packing Guides

Learn how to pack like the pros with these easy to follow tips & articles... READ MORE

long-distance-moving-guide-services

Long Distance Moving Guides

Everything you need to plan ahead and prepare for long distance moving can be found here... READ MORE

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Storage Guides

Storing your items can be quick and easy with these handy tips & articles... READ MORE

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