Packing / Storing
  • Fill cartons to capacity as partially full or bulging cartons may tip or collapse
  • Pack heavy items eg books or tools in small cartons so they are easy to handle (be kind to your back)
  • Pack and label cartons room by room to make unpacking easier (items will be easier to find while your goods are in storage)
Appliances
  • fridges, freezers and other white goods should be thoroughly dry and clean before storing
  • while in storage leave the fridge door slightly ajar
  • don’t place any items inside fridges or freezers as the shelves and lining are easily marked
Dishes & Glassware
  • place a layer or packing inside the bottom and top of cartons containing breakables
  • protect fragile items by wrapping them individually in packing paper. Fill any gaps in the carton with scrunched up paper or linen.   nb: newspaper can be very messy as the print can mark items.
  • label cartons “fragile items” and do not stack heavy items on top of these cartons
Mirrors & Paintings
  • protect these items by packing with bubble wrap or a flat pack carton
  • store these items in an upright position (don’t lie them flat while in storage)
Small Electrical Items
  • wrap items in bubble wrap and pack into cartons
  • seal the top of the cartons and fill any gaps in the carton
Battery operated appliances and toy
  • remove all batteries to prevent possible leakage
Computers
  • original boxes are highly recommended, if not, use bubble wrap and individual cartons
  • pack top & bottom of carton with packing or linen to provide extra protection
Mowers & other machinery
  • all fuel and oil must be drained from all machinery

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