Packing and moving are no body favorite, but want it or not, they have to be done. Knowing what you are doing makes a big difference in how the project goes. Knowing the size of your storage facilities and the unit will help you in planning the packing and moving effectively. You can plan how to arrange your things in the way that will work best for you. Here are some very specific tips on packing pictures, mirrors, dishes, glassware, clothing, bedding, linens and everything else in your home.
Clothing, Curtains, Bedding And Other Linens
Clothing, curtains and drapes should be stored on hangers in wardrobe boxes or hanging cartons, if possible. If you cannot obtain wardrobe boxes or hanging cartons, these items can be folded carefully and placed in dresser drawers. Some people use towels to make pads between dishes and other breakables. This can cut down on the number of boxes to be used to pack into your storage facilities space and how much packing material you need to buy. Also, when storing for a long term, it is wise to remove any stains from your linens that might attract pests. Have your curtains and drapes dry-cleaned and wash all your clothing before packing. When comes the time to unpack your things, they will be fresh and clean and ready for use.
Appliances like freezers or refrigerators should be wiped completely dry before storing their doors should be kept ajar to prevent mildew. Some of your valuables could be stored inside an appliance and, of course, refrigerators, freezers, and clothing dryers are sturdy enough to support boxes on top of them.
Books And CDs, etc.
Books can be tightly packed together, just make sure you do not let the box get too heavy. Books should be packed with the spine up to prevent breakage. Protect your precious library by St. Thomas self storage by storing it off the concrete floor either stack the boxes on top of something else like your stored appliance or get a pallet to lift them off the floor. This will prevent any moisture from ruining your books.
Any recordings such as CDs, DVDs, and especially LP records should be stored in the same careful way as books. Place them in a box with the spine up so as to prevent any warping and store them off the ground, if possible.
Storing pictures is a tricky thing because they are easily breakable and hard to replace. Invest in some packing bubble sheets to place between pictures and mirrors to absorb any jostling, also choose a container or box that will hold them tightly to cut down on movement.
Computer And Stereo Equipment
It is best to store computer and stereo equipment in tight fitting packaging if you have the original boxes, the best way to store your computer or stereo.
Tools, Bicycles, Metal Items
Clean all your tools carefully before storing to prevent rust. Get some machine oil and rub a few drops on any metal surfaces. Home improvement stores will sell zip ties that you can use to bundle long-handled tools like rakes and shovels. This will prevent them from moving and falling if you come into your St. Thomas self storage unit to find other things.
Hopefully these packing tips and guidelines for all your household items will make your moving day a little easier. Good luck with your St. Thomas self storage unit and moving plans
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