Self Storage & Moving Tips
Use furniture drawers to hold delicate items. Wrap them in bubble wrap or newspaper. Seventh Street Self Storage can supply you with packing and moving supplies including: cartons of various sizes, tape, wrapping paper, bubble wrap, plastic wrap.
When packing toys or smaller objects, remember to fill boxes completely, stuffing open areas with plain newspaper to prevent collapsing when stacked.
Clothing and personal goods should be packed in strong secure boxes (We can supply cardboard port-a-robes which are great for hanging clothes)For long term storage consider some naphthalene flakes or mothballs.
Be careful not to store anything combustible (such as paint and chemicals) or perishable (such as food that is not permanently sealed).
Take the time to label your boxes.
When storing lawn and garden equipment, drain any fluids prior to storage in order to avoid corrosive damage.
Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes.
When storing delicate heirlooms, use specially constructed boxes, such as wardrobe boxes, and utilize dehumidifiers to prevent mildew build up.
Store furniture carefully on boards or pallets.
Cover mattresses and store them flat on level surfaces.
Store small items like pots and pans in large appliances, such as stoves or refrigerators.
Clean and dry all your white goods thoroughly for storage. Leave the door slightly ajar and a deodorizer is a good idea.
Carefully check that all batteries are removed from electrical goods to prevent leakage problems.
Break down items (such as table legs) and store large furniture (like tabletops and sofas) on end to save space.
Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.
When storing business files, label all boxes and construct aisles so files are easily seen and accessible.