Storage Tips

  • Thoroughly vacuum all upholstered furniture. One crumb can attract pests.

  • While on the subject of pests, make sure to check the kids pockets for goodies.

  • Give your wood furniture a good coating of polish before storing it.

  • Try to use only one or two size boxes. That makes it easier to stack them. Dishes and books get heavy, so use small boxes for easier lifting. Use wardrobe boxes for better clothing. They can be reused for off season clothing.

  • When packing clothing, do not put mothballs in the boxes - they will stain.

  • Fill boxes completely to avoid collapsing. Use news print, styrofoam peanuts or bubble wrap. Seal boxes completely to keep dust out.

  • Use our Complimentary Box inventory Form to keep track of box contents. The information will make the job easier if you need to locate something.

  • Try to disassemble large furniture as much as possible. Remove table legs, tie together and label. Put screws and hardware in a plastic bag and attach to furniture.

  • We recommend mattress covers for all bedding. Mattress covers, boxes and assorted moving supplies are available in our offices at discounted prices.

  • Never store food other than canned goods in your space. Food attracts pests.

  • Place more valuable items in the back of your space and furniture towards the front. If you are storing for a long period, especially during seasonal changes, remember to place items you might need where you can get to them.

  • Inventory your electronics and valuable items prior to storing and keep inventory with you. If you have valuable antiques, they should be inventoried as well. You may want to photograph pieces being stored.

  • When placing upholstered items or bedding in your space, use pallets or pieces of wood to avoid contact with concrete or metal.

  • It's a good idea to place boxes on pallets to allow air to circulate under and around them. Try not to stack them to high. You can place boxes on top of dressers and appliances.

  • Avoid storing items such as glass water filled globes during the winter - they may freeze. Avoid storing items such as candles during the hot weather - they could melt. Just use common sense.

  • We suggest placing drop cloths over your "stuff." This helps to protect from dust.

  • Create an aisle down the center of your space for easy access to your "stuff."

  • Most importantly, come visit your "stuff" on a nice breezy day and leave the door open for awhile to help with air circulation.

  • If you have a concern or a question, our friendly, professional staff will be happy to help you in any way we can.