Richard Healey Removals - 10 Storage Tips
Storing items seems straight forward - have a look at out tips for some things you may not have thought of when preparing to store items.
1) Create An Inventory :
Start by writing a list of everything you intend to store. This will help you remember what is in your storage unit after some time in storage.
2) Clean Before Packing :
Make sure that you clean any garden equipment before storing it. Drain petrol where necessary from all machinery. Remove any batteries from electrical items.
Fridges and freezers should be fully cleaned and defrosted to prevent water damage - where possible leave the doors open to allow ventillation.
3) Start With Extras :
Begin by packing any non-essential items such as, extra clothes, paintings and ornaments.
Lofts and garages are a good place to start.
4) Pack Items Properly :
Taking the time to properly pack & wrap your items will help avoid any damage.
Items should not be wrapped with plastic as this may trap moisture resulting in mildew and mould.
5) Label Your Boxes :
Labelling your boxes will allow you to identify what is inside the boxes after a long time in storage.
6) What Not To Store :
Don't store any of the following items :
Toxins, important documentation, flammables, compressed air, food, weapons, jewellery or anything else of this nature.
Terms and conditions on the storage quotation we provide you will state what is not suitible for our facility.
7) High Standard Facilities :
Richard Healey Removals are a BAR Audited storage facility and this will ease your mind when it comes to the facility your goods will be stored in.
The BAR (British Association of Removers) conduct an annual audit of storage facilities to ensure that they are in good condition and maintained to a high standard.
In addition to this, the BAR audit also ensures that Richard Healey Removals have their records correct and are operating in compliance to the strict trading standards.
8) Dismantle Any Large Furniture :
Dismantling any large furniture can help massively when it comes to packing your storage container.
This will allow you to make the maximum use of the space in your container and help reduce costs.
When dismantling your goods, keep fixings separate and tape them to a part of the furniture to keep them together.
9) Pack Your Container Strategically :
Packing your container strategically will allow you to get easy access to items you think you may need sooner than some other of your items by packing these closer to the front of the container.
10) Stack To The Ceiling :
Stack boxes to the ceiling to make the best use of your storage container. Place the heaviest boxes at the bottom of the stack and store larger items vertically.