When beginning to pack your items have all your packing supplies readily available; boxes, wrapping paper, bubble wrap, tape, covers, etc…
Clearly label the boxes with its contents. It helps to put the label on more than one side so it is easy to identify.
It also helps to label what room or section the box will be moved to or even using different color labels for each area.
Do not pack more than you can lift.
Fill empty spaces in boxes with newspapers for added stability for stacking.
Disassemble larger pieces such as bed frames and tables. Wrap frames and legs together and store screws, nuts and bolts in plastic baggies.
Wrap breakables individually, carefully and thoroughly.
Use items such as refrigerators and stoves to store smaller items such as pots, pans, other appliances. Prop doors open for ventilation.
Place larger or heavier items on bottom and stack lighter items on top.
Store furniture on boards or pallets to keep off ground.
Clean items that they are free of food or other perishables.
Cover mattresses and store them flat and on level surfaces.
Drain any equipment of fluids to prevent corrosion.
Place more frequently accessed items towards the front of storage unit.
Place less frequently accessed items towards the back of storage unit.
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