Using containerised storage to keep your belongings safe

  • Keep a list of items you have stored for future reference.
  • Fill up packing boxes so they form a solid base for stacking.
  • Use good quality packing boxes and protective materials such as bubble wrap, to ensure your items are kept safe.
  • Pack books upright to avoid damaging the spines.
  • To avoid condensation, do not store clothes in plastic bags or airtight containers.
  • Pack electrical items, such as televisions, in their original boxes if possible.
  • If you are choosing self-storage, make sure you plan which items you will need easy access to and pack these together or at the top of other boxes.
  • Attach small loose parts to an item with tape or in an envelope.
  • Box as many items as possible to avoid them getting dusty in storage.
  • Secure any items with loose parts, such as bicycles.
  • Vacuum bags are a convenient way to store large fabric items, such as curtains or tablecloths.
  • Label your boxes clearly on each side and mark which is the top.

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