recommends using pallets to store items off the ground. Boxes will wick
up moisture from concrete causing them to break apart. Using pallets
will also protect items in the case of minor flooding.
many specialty boxes designed for certain applications, such as wardrobe
boxes, TV boxes, mirror boxes and lamp boxes. Use the appropriate box
for what you are packing.
When storing a
mattress, it is a good idea to store them in mattress cover bags, which
are specially made for any size mattress. Mattress covers prevent
mattresses from getting dusty, stained or wicking up moisture.
It is also a
good idea to use chair and sofa covers to cover furniture. They will
protect your furniture from getting dusty, stained or wicking up
dishes should be packed using custom dish and glass sets, which will
include cell dividers to compartmentalize and foam pouches to protect
your dishes or glasses from chipping or even breaking. Bubble wrap and
wrapping paper can also be used.
cabinets and dressers can be a real challenge. First make sure all the
drawers are empty, so that the cabinet or dresser is lighter and easier
to move. Second, secure the drawers using stretch wrap so that the
drawers won't slide out and break.
valuable items in the back of the unit, therefore making it harder to
get at in the case of a break in. It is also a good idea to mismark
boxes or use codes so that item of value aren't easily identified.
Use a disk lock to secure your unit door. They are more secure than your standard U shaped lock.
small fragile items, such as Christmas ornaments or vases, use wrapping
paper or bubble wrap. They will protect your items and prevent damage or
your items in your car, truck or moving truck, use rope to secure the
items so that they don't shift or fall while driving.
Remember to save your packing supplies. They can be reused, saving you time and money!
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