Basic Storage Tips
Fill containers to capacity or fill extra pockets of space with packing
Pack heavy items in small boxes.
Label each box so you can find what you need.
Leave space to reach back of unit and put frequently used itmes near the
Don't use newsprint to pack anything that could be stained by the ink.
Metal objects like tools and bikes should be wiped with a rag containing
machine oil to avoid rust.
Appliances should be clean and dry. Leave refrigerator or freezer doors
ajar. Some goods can be stored in appliances and stacked on top of them.
Pack books flat and put boxes with books or papers on skids or pallets
to prevent moisture absorption.
Clothing, curtains and drapes should be cleaned and stored on hangers.
Dishes and glassware boxes should have a layer of padding on top and
bottom, and each item should be wrapped. Nest bowls and cups and stand
plates on end. Fill all pockets with packing.
Stand sofas and mattresses on end on pallet or plastic sheet.
Disassemble beds and tables and wrap legs or put them upside down on
Stack boxes on dressers and use drawers to store delicate items.
Store light chairs inverted seat-to-seat.
Save and use original holiday decoration cartons. Wrap Christmas lights
around a piece of cardboard, and put packing paper of newsprint around
all of it inside box.
Wrap large lamp bases in padding and pad smaller lamps and put them in
boxes. Pack delicate lamp shades separately.
Pack mirrors, windows and record albums on edge.