Getting Set Up
These simple tips can save you time, money and make life Ezy!
How to pack your goods
- Place those items you want to access first on the trailer, so they will be placed in the unit last (near the door for easy access)
- Place protection on concrete floors for mattresses, furnishings and books
- Store large or heavy items towards the rear of the unit, so they can be used as a base to be stack on with lighter more fragile items
- Store longer items (such as beds, mattresses and tabletops) along the walls
- Where possible, store couches (with the exception of sofa beds) on their ends to maximise space
- Wrap mirrors and fragile pictures with bubble wrap and never store these items flat!! Always place mirrors in an upright position and protect them be securing them between softer items such as mattresses or bed bases.
- Keep fridges clean and ensure that the doors are slightly open when storing otherwise mould will build up and cause odour
- Make sure that all water is drained from washing machine hoses and ensure that freezers and fridges are completely defrosted
- The space inside wardrobes, cupboards, desks, fridges and other items can be used to store items, adding valuable space inside your storage unit.
- Books should be packed flat so the spines wont break.
What not too store
- Generally speaking, items that are considered dangerous will not be permitted in your storage unit. As a quick guide you can not store combustible flammable, hazardous or toxic materials such as petrol, compressed gasses, toxic or biological waste, acid, corrsives, fertilizers, paint, cleaners, asbestos, fireworks, weapons or ammunitiion
- Canned foods can be stored, but perishable food products such as cereals, produce or meats are not allowed. These may rot or attract rodents or other pests
- Any stolen or illegal items or goods can not be stored in your unit.
More packing tips
- Before you commit to a storage unit, visit the site to get an idea of how big the unit is, how and where can you park the car / truck and trailer.
- Do not underestimate the number of packiong boxes you will need for self storage. Start packing early so that if you run out of boxes or tape you can easily buy more with plenty of time to spare.
- When packing your boxes, ensure that you carefully use all space inside the box otherwise they may burst or collapse. Pack empty space with paper or spare linen to prevent boxes collapsing
- Used the same sized boxes for ezy stacking
- Seal boxes completely with box packing tape to keep out dust and to strengthen when stacking