to Save You Time and Money
use of Packing accessories such as Cartons, Porta Robes, Paper,
Tape, Bubble-wrap and Plastic covers will maintain and protect your
goods whilst in storage. A variety of packing accessories is usually
available for purchase at a Storage King Facility office. Fill cartons
to capacity; partially full or bulging cartons may tip or collapse.
Heavy items like books or tools should be packed in small cartons
so they are easy to handle. Books should be packed flat, not on
their spines. Packing and labelling cartons room by room makes the
unpacking much easier, and if you need to find something in storage
you will have some idea of which carton to begin looking in.
Fridges, freezers and other white goods should be thoroughly
DRY and CLEAN 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. Don't place
items inside fridges or freezers as the shelves and linings can
be easily marked and damaged.
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.
Place a layer
of packing inside the bottom and top of cartons containing breakables.
Protect fragile items by wrapping them individually in packing paper
(newsprint can be very messy and possibly stain). Nest cups and
bowls, stand plates, saucers, platters, casseroles on their edges.
Fill any gaps in the cartons with packing e.g.: scrunched paper
or linen. This will keep your fragile items well protected and prevent
them from moving around in the cartons whilst in transit. Label
all cartons containing fragile items and avoid storing heavy items
on the top of these cartons.
Windows, Screens & 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).
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.
Televisions and Videos
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. Turntables
and tone arms of record players should be secured to prevent damage
whilst they are being moved. Pack records on their edges in cartons
to prevent warping.
operated appliances & toys
We recommend that you remove the batteries to avoid damage from
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. Most modern
computers have "self parking heads". 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.
& 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.
Your Storage Space
As a general rule place large, heavy items that you can stack upon
at the rear of the unit. Then work forwards and upwards with lighter,
fragile items. Place those items that you may need to access often
in the front of the unit. Depending on the goods you have stored,
you may need to allow for walk ways. Packing in professional storage
cartons will make the stowing and unpacking easier and safe, saving
you time and worry. Professional packing and the storage accessories
will provide your goods with the preparation they need for storage
and maintain their condition for the term of storage.
Not to Store
Any goods that are illegal, stolen, inflammable, explosive, environmentally
harmful, hazardous, perishable or that are a risk to the property
of any person. e.g. Chlorine, acid, paint and petrol.
NOTE: We sell all your packing needs - boxes, tape, bubble wrap,
We can also assist you with insurance. Pay as little as $10 per
month for peace of mind.