Hints & Tips

Helpful Staff

Here are some handy tips on the best way to store your possessions:

  • Boxes should be filled to capacity to avoid them tipping or collapsing.
  • Seal boxes completely with packing tape. This will help keep out dust.
  • Use bubble wrap to fill gaps. Use smaller boxes for heavy items.
  • Wrap fragile items and pictures individually in bubble wrap before storing.
  • Hang clothes in wardrobe boxes to help avoid creasing them.
  • Avoid using plastic bags.
  • Because humidity can gather in plastic bags and cause damage to your goods, we recommend you avoid storing your belongings in plastic bags.
  • Label boxes, keeping an inventory of your items.
  • Drain and dry freezers, washing machines and fridges prior to storage, and store these items with the doors wedged open.
  • Garden equipment should be cleaned. Wipe metal surfaces with WD-40 or similar and drain petrol and diesel from machinery before storing.
  • Keep from harm by ensuring that no sharp edges protrude.
  • Cover your furniture with dust covers, sheets, or cotton cloth.
  • Remove legs from tables, wrap the top in blankets and stand on end.
  • Stack chairs ‘seat to seat’.
  • Maximise space by stacking similar size boxes together and by storing fragile items in furniture drawers.
  • Items that you will need to get to frequently should be stored close to the door.

What not to store

If you have any questions about storing a specific item, check with your friendly Hi-Tech Self Storage staff member. Items you should never store include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Live animals
  • Liquids
  • Explosives
  • Flammable liquids/fuels
  • Toxic materials
  • Perishables
  • Illegal or stolen goods
  • Other items that need a controlled environment

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