Storage Tips


  • Sprinkle some naphthalene flakes among your books and clothing for long term storage. This will help avoid mould due to the high humidity.
  • Do not store or pack anything in plastic as this will cause items to sweat and grow mould
  • Remove all petrol and oil from lawn mower, whipper snipper, etc
  • Pack heavy items on the bottom
  • Always pack the items you need at the front of the storage unit where they can be easily accessed
  • Use good quality packing boxes as they are of uniform size, hold the weight and are easier to stack
  • Wrap breakables in bubble-wrap and mark them "fragile"
  • Fridges, freezers and other white goods should be clean and dry before storing, with a deodoriser inside for freshness. Leave doors slightly ajar.
  • Remove batteries from all toys and equipment as leaking batteries can permanently damage items
  • Stack books flat (not on their spines)
  • Plates and crockery should be individually wrapped in white paper. Fill all gaps with wrapping paper or bubble-wrap
  • Dissemble beds and other furniture where possible to make for easier lifting and storing
  • Vacuum and clean upholstery and rugs prior to storage