Following these simple packing tips will save you trouble and damage and help you maximize space in your storage space.
Tape all appliance doors shut when moving. Wedge doors open in storage. Secure all movable parts with paper. Wrap a paper pad around each item for protection. Freezers, refrigerators, and washer and dryers make excellent packing cartons for bedding, towels, and clothing. Always clean your stove before moving and give the utility company a few days' notice to disconnect appliances.
Tie bed rails together with rope or plastic tape. As you take beds apart, mark all pieces so you know which goes with which headboard, etc. Place covers on mattresses to keep them clean during the move and storage.
Books get heavy in bunches. Pack them in small cartons holding weight to under 30 pounds for easy lifting. Line all book cartons with plastic and fill empty spaces with packing paper. Garbage bags work well as a liner.
Bureau drawers work well as extra packing boxes. Fill them with a few small and fragile items. Sweaters, blankets, and towels make excellent padding.
Go easy on your back. Keep the weight of the packing cartons to less than 30 pounds. With a marking pen, list contents of each carton on the side. To help with determining unit size needs, multiply length x width x height of each carton if not already on the carton. Make sure each carton is filled completely to prevent collapse. Fill unused space with newspaper or packing paper.
Protect all chairs legs by wrapping them in paper. Leave slipcovers on upholstered chairs and cover them with plastic chair covers.
Clothing that ordinarily hangs in a closet should be packed in a wardrobe carton.
Take your time when packing dishes. Wrap each one with packing tissue and cushion them in the carton with crumpled packing paper.
Pack lamp shades in individual boxes with plenty of paper for padding. Lamp bases ride securely in bureau drawers, freezers and washing machines. For safety, pad them well with towels and blankets.
Panther Self Storage
3000 S. Hudson Road
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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