- Choose Secure facility
- Identify what needs packed
- Separate items you will access frequently
- Ensure you have plenty of supplies: boxes, paper, tape, etc.
- Gather uniform size boxes for easier stacking
- Ask management for help determining correct size
- Rent smallest amount of space needed
- Pack it full
- Consider if you will need to add items later
- Ensure unit is truck-accessible
- Organize packing now to save time later
- Clean and drain appliances before storage
- Place items you may need first in the front, such as: vacuum, cleaning supplies and towels
- Allow for walkway to back of unit
- Organize rooms in sections and clearly mark all boxes
- Label all boxes clearly for easy identification. Make sure boxes containing fragile items are marked.
- Place those items that you may need to access often in the front.
- Allow for walkys.
- List contents of boxes on top of heavier boxes.
- Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack them on top.
- Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard, marked "FRAGILE" and stacked on end.
- Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for pictures, knick- knacks, china, silverware, small items, etc.
- Larger appliances make excellent "packing cases" for blankets, towels, tablecloths, and clothes.
- Secure items in drawers by using wadded up newspaper, towels or bubble wrap to fill empty spaces.
- Shovels, hoes, rakes, and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans.
- Tables having removable legs should be "broken down" to save space.
- Sofas and love seats can be stored on end to save floor space.
- Cushions should be wrapped in blankets and placed on top.
- To save space, stand mattresses on their side and prop them against the wall. Avoid allowing them to bend out of shape.
- Tape or tie bed rails together. Mark the pieces for easy assembly later.
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