Tips to help with storage

When it comes time to put items into storage, there are a number of tips that can assist with the process, particularly for people who have never before made use of a storage facility.  It is important to know how to get the most out of the space that you have paid for. One good tip is to stand mattresses and sofas on end on either a plastic sheet or a pallet to cut down on the amount of space they take up in the storage facility.  Tables and beds should also be disassembled and placed on the floor upside down for much the same reason, while boxes can be stacked on top of dressers and delicate items stored in drawers.

In order to protect your goods as much as possible, it is a good idea to make use of storage boxes that have been purpose built.  These will be available to purchase from most storage or moving companies.  Light chairs should be stored inverted seat to seat, while Christmas lights should be wrapped around cardboard, with newsprint or packing paper placed around them in the box.  It is also a good idea to wrap the bases of large lamps in padding, with smaller lamps also padded, and pack them inside the box with further additional padding to protect them. Lamp shades should be packed separately, while record albums and mirrors should be packed on edge with a lot of extra padding on the sides of the box and in between them in order to secure them during the move.