Storage Tips

15 Tips to Take the Headache Out of Storage. (Mostly)

  • 1. Carefully wrap breakables individually in bubble wrap/plain newspaper.
  • 2. Place protective coverings and pads on furniture and mattresses.
  • 3. Disassemble furniture in order to best use the space in your room.
  • 4. Place heavier items on the bottom of the box. Place heavier boxes at the bottom of your box stack in your room.
  • 5. Label all boxes on each side and keep a list for yourself of what is in each box.This will enable you to easily locate an item when needed.
  • 6. Pack heavier items, such as books, in smaller boxes for easy lifting. Pack books on side not on spine.
  • 7. Don't make boxes too heavy, but be sure to fill all boxes to the top either with bubble wrap, plain newspaper or another type of filler, so boxes will not collapse when stacked.
  • 8. Arrange your room so that frequently needed items are at the front and leave room for an aisle.
  • 9. Use wardrobe boxes for clothing.
  • 10. Do not store any toxins or flammables. This may include paint, oil, or gasoline.
  • 11. Furniture with drawers can be used to store items. Additionally, you can place boxes on top of furniture after padding or placing plastic wrap on the top.
  • 12. Stack same-sized boxes on top of each other.
  • 13. Use sturdy packing boxes designed for storage.
  • 14. Use packing tape to seal boxes in order to keep out dust.
  • 15. Store couches (except sofa beds) on end in order to save space in the room. Additionally, use our sofa bags for extra protection.
  • 16. In order to avoid unwanted scents keep refrigerator and freezer doors slightly ajar.
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