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15 practical storage tips
1. It is strictly forbidden to store or store flammable, corrosive or explosive products. These include matches, solvents, aerosols and especially propane tanks or fire extinguishers. These products could terminate your storage insurance because they are prohibited under the Dangerous Goods Act.
2. Do not store cereal products or flour and if possible absolutely avoid storing food. These types of products attract mice, insects, etc.
3. We suggest using the bags for the mattress, so that dust and odors cannot enter your mattress.
4. Make arrangements to properly arrange your storage insurance. Goods are generally stored at your own risk and storage companies cannot check every item in storage.
5. Dismantle items such as tables, bed frames, etc. (This will save space.) Pack and label all the pieces for easier assembly when you have to reassemble them later. Put all hard items in bags and mark the bags appropriately.
6. When disassembling electronic devices, such as computers, stereos; things that have many cords or cables, put small colored stickers on the cord or cable and then put stickers of the same color where the cord plugs in. If possible, use the original boxes to store your electronics and other items.
7. When storing metal or iron objects, to prevent rust rub a small amount of machine oil on metal objects such as bicycles and equipment. Empty and clean debris from all equipment before storing.
8. Pack the blankets, drapes and clothes-dresses on the hanger by putting in a clothes box.
9. Always use high quality locks on your locker. Locks are available for sale and ask your site manager for a recommendation.
10. Always use a climate humidity controller for sensitive items.
11. As much as possible, place dressers and tables as high as possible to save space.
12. Appliances: the fridge or freezer should be dry and stored with the door slightly ajar. Make sure all devices are clean and dry before storing.
13. Mirrors, Windows, and Screens: These items should be stored on edges, not placed on a horizontal surface. Special boxes for mirrors and paintings are available to protect these valuables.
14. Books and documents: Pack and lay books flat to protect their covers (book spines). Do not place the boxes directly on the floor, but instead use pallets or sleds to avoid moisture absorption. Only use wrappers to fill empty pockets in boxes. Do not pack fragile objects in the same box with books and heavy objects and it is better not to overload them.
15. Clothing and drapes should be stored in clothing boxes, on hangers, to retain their original shapes.
A fridge or freezer should be perfectly dry and stored with the door slightly ajar. Make sure all devices are clean and dry before storing.
Mirrors, windows and screens: these items should be stored on the edges and not flat. Mirror and picture boxes are available to protect those valuables.
Books and documents: Pack books flat to protect their spines. Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors, but use pallets or skids to prevent moisture absorption. Use wrappers to fill all the empty pockets in the boxes. Do not pack fragile items in the same box with books and do not overload.
Clothes and draperies should be stored in wardrobe boxes, on hangers, to maintain their original shapes.