• Make sure all white goods (fridges, freezers etc) are empty, clean and dry before storing, and leave doors slightly ajar to prevent mold build up.
  • To minimize rust in metal items such as tools, wipe the item with a few drops of oil before storing them away, and be sure to keep these items away from furniture as the oil may stain the material.
  • Ensure all electronic equipment is clean and dry before storing.
  •  Where possible remove the legs from items of furniture to avoid damage and save space.
  • Place a cover over all furniture, especially sofa’s, recliners and anything of value.


  • Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.
  • Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin.
  • Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing to save on bubble wrap.
  • For extra padding, pack your glasses and stemware in clean socks.
  • Pack plates vertically, like records. They’ll be less likely to break.
  • Keep drawers intact by covering them with Press’n Seal.
  • Press’n Seal is also great for keeping jewelry displays intact.
  • Keep sandwich bags handy for holding any small parts of things you have to take apart, like curtain rods or mounted flat-screen TVs.
  • Beer boxes are the best for books because they have handles on the sides.
  • Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go.
  • Vacuum seal your out-of-season clothing.
  • Enlist a color-coding system.


  • Choose a storage facility by the level of customer service. You should leave with a good feeling and high expectations.
  • You don’t want your stuff to get stolen, so make sure any facility you’re looking at has good security. A secure facility should have a gate with computerized access as well as security cameras and good lighting.
  • Knowing what you’re going to store will help you determine if you need a basic indoor unit, covered outdoor storage, or a unit with advanced climate controls. Remember to think about the climate conditions in the area to which you are moving. If humidity levels will be high, choose a climate-controlled unit to preserve sensitive documents. If the area is very dry, you may need a climate-controlled unit to keep fragile furniture, clothing, and artwork from becoming too brittle.
  • Choosing Facilities According to Features including location, climate control, and customer service features.

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