Tips & Hints

What Not to Store

Any goods that are illegal, stolen, flammable, explosive, food (that can attract vermin), environmentally harmful, hazardous, perishable or that are a risk to the property of any person. e.g. Chlorine, acid, gas bottles, paint and petrol.

 

Boxes

We advise you use good quality cartons and boxes to protect your goods whilst in storage. We sell a full range of packing accessories such as Cartons, Porta Robes, Paper, Tape, Bubble-wrap and Plastic covers. Fill cartons to capacity; partially full or bulging cartons may tip or collapse. Heavy items like books or wine should be packed in small cartons so they are easy to handle. Books should be packed flat, not on their spines. Plates should be packed standing up on their edge with a layer of scrunched paper in the base of the carton and on the top of the carton. We advise you label your boxes so that you can move easily into the correct room at your new place. Mark all breakable boxes "FRAGILE". Pack these cartons on top, not below heavy cartons.

 

Appliances

Fridges, freezers and other white goods should be empty, clean and dry before storing. Whilst in storage the door should be secured slightly ajar. A deodoriser placed inside fridges or freezers is also a good idea to maintain freshness.

 

Furniture

Empty the contents of wardrobes, drawers and cupboards to protect the shelving and structure of these items. Clothing and personal goods should be packed in strong secure cartons with some naphthalene, mothballs or similar product to protect and maintain their condition. 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.

 

Mirrors & Paintings

These items should be protected by packing material e.g.; bubble-wrap or in a flat-pack carton. Store them standing on their edges in an upright position (not lying flat).

 

Metal Items

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.

 

Electrical (DVD Players, TV's, Computers, etc)

Your electrical equipment is very delicate and sensitive and should be handled with care. The original boxes are ideal to repack in. However wrapping items individually in bubble-wrap, packing them in cartons, and sealing the top will offer protection for your electrical items. Remember to pack out any gaps in the cartons. Secure any moving parts before being moved. Pack records on their edges in cartons to prevent warping.

Computers, like your other electrical items, need special care. The original boxes are highly recommended for packing. However bubble-wrap and good quality packing cartons will do the job. Remember to use some packing or linen in the bottom and top of cartons. This provides extra protection to the contents. Pack out any gaps. If you are unsure about your computer, refer to the manufacturer's manual, or consult your retailer, especially if storing for longer than six months.

 

Battery operated appliances (including toys and remotes)

We recommend that you remove the batteries to avoid damage from leaking Batteries.

 

Mowers & other Machinery

Drain fuel and oil from all machinery. This reduces the risk of leakage, spillage and damage to other goods in your space. Petrol and oil left in machinery are also a fire hazard.

 

Insurance

We can also assist you with insurance. Pay as little as $5.50 per month for peace of mind.
"If it's worth storing, it's worth insuring".

 
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