Storage Tips

Hiring a moving company

If you plan to hire a moving company for your relocation it is important that you show them everything that is to be moved. Be sure you receive a written estimate prior to the move and check to make sure the movers you have selected are properly licensed.

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Renting a moving truck

If you plan to rent a truck and tackle the move yourself it is a good idea to reserve a truck ahead of time. Ensure that any moving equipment you might need, such as a hand truck, rolling cart, etc is available, as well as any protective gear you might need, such as gloves, pads and back support.

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Box sizes

Using new boxes of a uniform size will allow you to make full use of available space and make stacking more efficient. We offer a variety of boxes for your convenience, available for sale at our offices or delivered with a mobile storage unit rental.

Number of boxes

Have on hand more boxes than you think you will need. Nearly everyone underestimates the number of boxes needed for their move.

For fragile items

Use reinforced, special purpose boxes to pack fragile or delicate items such as dishes, glassware and wardrobes.

For heavy items

Pack heavy items in small boxes and light items in large boxes. Never pack fragile and heavy items in the same box.

Stacking

Fill each box completely to facilitate stacking.

Packing material

Protect your possessions during transit by using plenty of packing material. Ensure that all boxes are sealed with strong packing tape.

Number your boxes

Number your boxes on all sides and indicate the contents or the destination room.

Damp items

Do not store soiled or damp things. Moisture promotes the growth of mould and mildew.

Gardening Equipment

Drain any remaining fluids from lawn and garden equipment that is to be stored. This will prevent corrosive damage.

Mattresses

Make sure mattresses are covered and stored flat on a level surface.

Never store combustibles

Never store anything that is combustible, such as paint, petroleum products and chemicals.

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