Helpful Hints for Storage

Remember, you have only one opportunity to pack it right before storing it.

  • Mirrors, artwork, and pictures
    • Always stand them on end; never lay flat. We have boxes specially designed for artwork and mirrors.
  • Clothing
    • Wardrobe boxes make moving clothes easy. Just move the clothes from your closet to the box. Your shoes will fit nicely in the bottom of the box too.
    • Treat any leather with a leather conditioner before storing.
  • Breakables
    • Pay special attention to delicate and fragile items by wrapping them separately. Dish-pack boxes are perfect for china and other fragile items.
  • Appliances
    • Refrigerators: keep the door ajar slightly.
    • Washers: make sure they are dry and free of water.
    • Stove/Ovens: make sure they are clean and free of debris.
  • Books
    • Pack them flat to protect the spine. Use small boxes to keep the load light.
  • Furniture
    • Disassemble the legs from your tables, if possible, for easier storage. Stack chairs "seat to seat" to save space. Use dust covers for your sofas and chairs.
    • Secure dressers drawers with shrink wrap.
    • Treat any leather with a leather conditioner before storing.
  • Mattresses
    • Store mattresses and box springs on long edges. Use a mattress cover to keep them dust free.

 Whether you store things for a week, month or year, it is important to protect your valuables.