Storage Tips

  • Boxes should be filled as partially full or bulging boxes may tip or collapse.
  • Protect your fragile goods with packing and place them near the top of your storage space.
  • Label boxes and keep a list of labeled boxes at your home or office for easy reference when you need to locate your goods.
  • To retard rust on tools and bikes, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.
  • Make sure that stoves and cooking equipment are cleaned before they are stored.
  • Pack books flat to protect their spines.
  • Food crumbs or stains should be removed before storage and avoid storing anything that may attract pests.
  • Place a layer of packing inside the bottom and the top of the boxes containing glassware.
  • All glass items should be individually wrapped: Rest individually wrapped plates, saucers, and platters on edge.
  • Dissemble beds and tables and wrap table legs in paper.
  • Pad holiday ornaments with packing paper or newsprint.
  • Do not use newsprint to wrap lamp shades or any other goods that may be damaged by ink stains.
  • Wrap strings of lights around a piece of cardboard before placing in a carton lined with packing paper.
  • Wrap smaller lamps then place them in boxes.
  • Tape nuts and bolts to the main piece of furniture