Getting your goods ready for transport or storage

Getting your goods ready for transport or storage


Article contributed by UStoreIt

Whether you’re storing items for a few days or a number of years, pack with care:

  • Good quality storage boxes and packing materials offer better protection from damage.
  • Make your things easier to find later by labelling each box with a list of the contents.
  • Don’t forget to write “THIS WAY UP” and “FRAGILE” on boxes containing breakables.
  • Can anything be broken down into smaller parts? For example, bed frames can usually be disassembled, making them easier to store.
  • Protect pictures and mirrors with bubble wrap and clearly mark them “FRAGILE”. Large ones should be stacked at their end.
  • We strongly advise against using bin bags. They are prone to ripping, lack ventilation and are not as good as boxes for maximising the cubic capacity of a storage room.
  • If you know which things you’ll need to access most often, set them aside to keep near the front, close to the door.

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