How to pack your storage unit.

Organise your unit in such a way that if you need to retrieve an item you can access it quickly and easily.

Always use high quality locks.

Use furniture drawers to hold delicate items. Wrap them in bubble wrap or newspaper.

To prevent boxes from collapsing when stacked fill them completely and stuff open spaces with newspaper.

Always stack heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on the top.

Do not store combustibles (such as paint, chemicals or fuel), perishable foods or anything living.

Make sure that all items are stored in strong boxes or covered.

Break down large items, where possible, to save space.

Store electronics in their original boxes and set on the ground (use plastic sheeting) or on lower shelves.

Use bins to store garden tools such as shovels, rakes and hoes to prevent them from falling.

When storing lawn mowers and garden furniture, drain any fluids prior to storage in order to prevent corrosive damage.

Cover mattresses and store them flat where possible.

Store furniture carefully on boards or pallets.

Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.

Store smaller items like pots and pans inside larger appliances such as stoves and refrigerators.

When storing appliances leave all doors open to ensure adequate air flow.

When storing business files, label all boxes and construct aisles so files are easily seen and accessible.

Label all boxes and try not to pack unlike items together.