Take advantage of Storage King’s knowledge and materials to plan ahead for a safe and easier move.
|Storing furniture – Disassemble and cover. Wrap table legs. Lay down blankets or a pallet between furniture and the floor. Place tables top down on the floor with legs pointing towards the ceiling. Stack chairs seat-to-seat with cloth. Avoid stacking furniture on outside walls. Storing metal – Wipe a few drops of oil on bicycles and tools as a rust protector.
Storing books and valuable papers – Use file boxes. They are the best containers for your important documents. Pack books flat and fill any empty space to minimize movement. Avoid overfilling cartons. Keep pallets free of moisture by placing plastic sheeting on the top of them.
Storing large appliances and equipment – Leave appliance doors slightly ajar. Make sure your refrigerator or freezer is clean and dry.
Storing clothes – Avoid excessive wrinkling to your clothes by utilizing wardrobe boxes.
Storing breakables – Wrap plates, saucers and bowls individually. Use a china carton divider kit for incresed secrity. Fill paper into bottom, top and empty spaces in the carton.
|Write everything down – Do not put the list down unless it’s in a place you’ll call Packing Central. This is where you’ll find your labels, marking pens, box tape and other supplies. Have plenty of supplies – You will need LOTS of boxes. Having enough boxes will make your life easier!
Color coordinate – Designate a color for each room in the new home. Apply colored stickers on the boxes. In your new home, put a matching sticker on the door to each room.
Pack ahead – Anything you can pack ahead will save you time on moving day
Consolidate cleaning supplies – If you must clean your old place after moving out, put together a kit of basic cleaning supplies and rags