Planning to Store Delicate Items?
The friendly professionals at H & F Mini Storage Inc. will help you with some great tips.
Storing your valuables with H & F Mini Storage Inc. couldn’t be any easier! Our large storage facility offers security gate with keypad access that can be accessed 24 hours/7 days a week. Here are a few tips to help you with your storage planning:
Ensure that your refrigerators and freezers are cleaned, defrosted and dried before packing. These appliances have to be stored in their normal operating position with the door slightly opened. Stoves and other cooking equipment should also be cleaned properly before storing.
Fragile items such as cups and bowls have to be packed individually and nested. The top and bottom of the carton must be cushion packed and marked to avoid stacking with heavier items on top of it.
These items should be packed in corrugated cardboard and labelled to avoid confusion.
Make sure all metal items, including unfinished and exposed metal, are cleaned and protected against rusting. You can tie the long-handled tools in bundles and wipe them off with light machine oil using a rag or paper towel for further protection.
Place the books in small boxes to avoid damage and overloading. Try not to pack fragile items in the same box and fill out the empty spaces using packing materials.
It’s always a good practice to use the original packing for electronic items. Cover the TV screens and monitors by taping them with strong cardboard pieces. Remove cords and related items wherever possible or fasten them to the equipment in coils.
Protect your delicate lamps and shades by packing them separately in cartons. Use ink-free paper for packing around the shades and nest them in a carton except the more delicate ones. Don’t stack heavier items on top of your lamp and shade carton.
Make use of the original packing wherever it’s possible. Delicate items should be wrapped and padded individually. Place packaging in the bottom and top of the carton and fill in the empty spaces. Wrap string lights around a piece of cardboard to avoid damage.
Other Storage Tips
Try and pack your goods loosely to allow air circulation.
Never place upholstered furniture, leather and fabric goods, carpeting and cardboard boxes and books in direct contact with concrete floors or walls.
Store your curtains and drapes, linens and bedding on hangers, or these can be carefully folded and stored in dresser drawers and wardrobe boxes.
Keep a record of the make, model and serial numbers of your appliances, tools and equipment.
Stack lightweight chairs in pairs seat or upside down on dressers or tables.
Light and non-absorbent items can be stored inside the refrigerator and freezer.
Maximize the storage space by storing your couches on end and ensure it’s protected and properly ventilated.
In case you expect to need some of your belongings frequently, place them near the door.