Remove legs and disassemble to conserve space. Wrap legs together with packing paper and tape them to the other half of the item.
Place tables face down with legs pointing up if you can't disassemble its legs.
Remember - Lay cardboard or plastic down on storage unit floor to protect your belongings.
Large Appliances and Equipment
If your refridgerator or freezer is not properly cleaned and dried before being stored, you run the risk of them being damaged due to both moisture and mildew.
Remember - Leave doors slightly ajar when stored.
Wipe a few drops of oil on tools and bicycles for protection against rust.
Books and Files
Pack books flat and alternate the spines to avoid damage.
Don't overfill boxes and fill extra space with tissue.
Keep moisture out by lining these boxes with plastic sheeting on both the top and bottom.
Wrap mattress and boxspring in a plastic covering to avoid damage.
In between dishes, place a layer of bubble wrap.
Space at the bottom, top, and sides of the box should be filled with styrofoam peanuts and/or newsprint.
Tape the box firmly on top and bottom. Label it clearly - Fragile Dishes.
Keep box under 30lbs for easy movement and lifting.
Alternatively, there are packing cartons available at some retailers specifically for dishes.
Your Storage Space
Allow for walkways to the back of unit.
Do not lean items against walls.
Use all the space available, including its height.
Concrete floors can retain moisture! Protect your items by placing a pallet, mat, or plastic on the floor.