Burleigh Town Storage Tips

Is it your first time moving or storing? Are you looking for some tips to help make the process less stressfull and heaps easier? 

Well, you’ve come to the right place! Scroll down to read our handy storage tips to get you packing like a pro.

1. Unit Size

There are two ways of thinking about the correct unit size for you.

1. Rent the smallest amount of space you will need, and pack the unit full.

2. Get a larger unit so you have aisle space to get to retrieve items from the unit later and to accomadate future storage needs.

Theres no right or wrong way to choose, it depends alot on if you want to access the items at the back of the unit often, if you do then have an aisle will greatly help with this, if this is purley storage for items you wont need to touch for months or years then going for option 1 would be more cost effective.

2. Gather Materials

Start by gathering as many boxes as you think you will need as well as tape, markers, and packing material (e.g., foam shipping noodles, bubble wrap, packing paper or even towels).

3. Uniform Sizes

If possible, try to use uniformly sized boxes for easy stacking. This will pay off greatly if you’re planning to pack the unit full vertically. 

4. Inventory

Make up an inventory list of your items and keep it in a safe place (at home or in a safe deposit box) away from the unit.

5. Prepare

Prepare your space by placing a protective cover on the floor under your goods.

This can be other old boxes, old carpet a tarp etc.

6. Access

Plan your storage space. Place items that you may need to access often in the front of the unit.

7. Even Easier Access

Try to leave an aisle down the center of the storage unit for easier access.  It’s also a good idea to leave a small space between the walls and boxes to allow for air circulation.

8. Stack

Stack heavier boxes on the bottom and lighter boxes on top.

9. Use Strong Boxes

Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 5-15 kg (although we suggest not putting too much in each box just to be sure you wont hurt yourself when stacking or un-stacking. 

10. List Contents

List contents of boxes on all four sides; number the boxes and seal with tape.

11. Wrap It Up

Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack these on top of other items as they are fragile.

12. Fragile Items

Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard, marked “FRAGILE” and stacked on end.

13. Extra Space

Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for pictures, knick-knacks, china, silverware, small items, etc.

Wrap them in tablecloths, towels, or blankets to prevent breakage.

14. Appliances

Larger appliances can make excellent “packaging cases” for blankets, towels, tablecloths and clothes.

15. Store Similar Items Together

Shovels, hoes, rakes, and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside each other.

You can also store other similar items together like kitchen items etc to make it easier to find them.

16. Removable Legs

Tables that have removable legs should be broken down to save space. If they cant be broken down, utilisie this space by packing boxes under them.

17. Sofas and Loveseats

Sofas and loveseats can be stored on end to save floor space. Cover Sofas and Loveseats and wrap cushions to protect against dust.

18. Sharp or Heavy Objects

Avoid placing sharp or heavy objects on top of upholstered furniture.

19. Mattresses

If you stand mattresses on their sides, prop them up so they stand straight. Otherwise, they tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy. Use mattress covers to protect against dust.

20. Metal Items

Wipe any items made of metal – bikes, metal tables, tools, etc. – with machine oil to prevent rusting.