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STORAGE TIPS AND ADVICE

Saving space in your storage unit

  • Nest cups and bowls

  • Remove legs from tables (if possible)

  • Use storage boxes that are a uniform size, they’re easier to stack.

Protecting your items from damage

  • Place your heavier storage boxes at the bottom and the lighter ones on top

  • Wrap all glass items individually

  • Place wrapped glasses near the top of cartons

  • Stand plates, saucers and platters on edge

  • If you stand mattresses on end, prop them up to avoid sagging

  • Fill packing boxes to the top, (even if it’s just with padding and old, crumpled newspapers) to prevent them from collapsing when heavier items/boxes are placed on top.

Accessing your stored items

  • Label/number all storage boxes for easy identification

  • Make up an inventory and floor plan/map of your stored items and keep it in a safe place

  • Leave small walkways between boxes and furniture, so you can easily get to items

  • Place items in front that will be accessed frequently.

Security and safety

While Apple Storage are secured premises, it’s still wise to take a few precautions of your own against theft. To make your storage unit more secure:

 

  • Pack your storage unit so that your most valuable items are at the back

  • Purchase a high-quality keyed or combination lock to put on the door

  • We recommend you obtain contents insurance through your insurer.

Under no circumstances should you keep anything flammable or combustible in your storage unit. Examples include petrol, oil, cleaning fluids or paint thinner. If you’re storing any machinery that runs on petrol (such as a lawn mower), drain the tank before you store it.

Preventing mould, mildew and dust in your storage unit

  • Leave a space between your boxes/items and the storage unit’s wall, to allow air to circulate

  • Lay plastic sheeting on the floor and stack boxes on top of wooden pallets to prevent condensation

  • If storing a refrigerator, leave the door ajar

  • Use old linens or other fabrics, instead of plastic, to protect your items from dust.