Hints and Tips
73 Self Storage Sheds
Newly Built 2017
24/7 Secure Access
73 Self Storage Sheds | Newly Built 2017
24/7 Secure Access / Video Surveillance
Storage Hints and Tips
Storage Hints and Tips: Secure Storage Bangalow recommends all customers insure their goods prior to transport and storage. Most house and contents insurers offer extended insurance for this purpose.
- Packing your items properly to begin with will save you time and ensure your goods are maintained in the best possible condition.
- Bunnings Warehouse / Storage have a range of packaging materials: cardboard and plastic boxes, bubble wrap, plastic moving covers, moving blankets, foam wrap and tape. Sealed plastic storage boxes are the best choice in protecting goods.
- If you want the best experience in your storage time, follow these storage hints and tips.
- Don’t move wardrobes, drawers etc while full, you can break them. Only fill them when they are in place and fully assembled.
- Clothing and personal goods should be packed in strong secure boxes.
- Where possible remove the legs from items of furniture e.g. bed bases, tables etc. to avoid damage and save space.
- Vacuum food crumbs from lounges to prevent attracting vermin.
- Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper separating them.
- Place plastic sealed moving covers around all furniture, especially mattresses, sofa’s, recliners, chairs, cushions and anything of value.
- Make sure all white goods (fridges, freezers etc) are empty, clean and dry before storing.
- Leave doors slightly ajar to prevent mould build up.
- A deodoriser placed inside fridges or freezers is also a good idea to maintain freshness.
- If you pack items inside your fridges and freezers you scratch the insides or damage the shelving, best to leave them empty.
Glass and Breakables
- Wrap all breakable items separately in tissue or packing paper, box and ensure they are marked “Fragile”.
- Pack breakables in sturdy boxes.
- Protect fragile items by wrapping them individually in packing paper (newsprint can be very messy and possibly stain).
- Place packing in the top and bottom of boxes for added protection.
- Place plates, saucers and bowls on their sides to prevent any breakage.
- Empty space should be filled with packing paper.
- Ensure you haven’t stacked heavy items on top of boxes containing breakables.
- Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard or proper picture/mirror boxes.
- The original boxes are ideal to repack in.
- Ensure all electronic equipment is clean and dry before storing.
- Ensure that items above or on top of electronic equipment will not fall down or damage the surfaces.
- If storing a refrigerator or freezer, be sure that the item is thoroughly dry and clean to prevent moisture and mildew from damaging any of your valuables. Store with the door slightly ajar.
- To minimise rust in metal items such as tools, wipe the item with a few drops of oil before storing them away.
- Pack these items away from goods that may be stained such as furniture.
- Wrapping silver in NON-ACID tissue paper or plastic bags can help reduce tarnishing. Wipe chrome or cast iron with a little machine oil to help retard rust.
Packing Your Storage Unit
- Plan your storage space, placing those items that you need to access often in the front of the unit.
- Leave a small space around the perimeter of your storage unit to aid circulation.
- Look Up! Utilise all of the space available to you, including the height.
- Stack the lighter boxes on top of the heavier boxes.
- Don’t over-pack boxes or they will be too hard to lift.
- Cover stuffed furniture with cardboard, blankets and plastic covers to protect against dust.
- Don’t place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
- Furniture & cardboard boxes shouldn’t be placed directly on the floor, use plastic or material to cushion heavy items.
- Never lay paintings or mirrors flat. Ensure they are wrapped or placed in proper picture/mirror boxes.
What you Can’t Store
You should not store any Goods that are hazardous, illegal, stolen, inflammable, explosive, environmentally harmful, perishable or that are a risk to the property of any person. This includes items like petrol tins, paint thinner, full gas bottles or chlorine. Empty petrol from mowers, whipper snippers, etc. Ensure gas bottles are empty and BBQ or cooking surfaces are clean. Plants and/or potted plants are also not to be stored.