goods for storage:
Draperies and Clothing - have blankets, draperies and out-of-season
clothing cleaned, then pack them right on the hanger in a wardrobe
- Books - pack
them flat, not standing on end (which may cause damage to the
spines). Books are extremely heavy, so don't pack too many in
one box or mix them with fragile items.
- Lawn Mowers
- drain gasoline and oil from all small engines.
- Mirrors and
Pictures - large works should be stored in specially designed
boxes. Smaller pictures can be wrapped in bubble wrap or packing
paper and stored in boxes with clothing or linens.
- protect them and your furniture with specially designed plastic
and Tables - remove legs and disassemble to conserve storage space.
Wrap with furniture pads to protect from soil and scratches. Wrap
the legs together with packing paper and, if possible, tape them
to the protective wrap placed around the corresponding item.
- Photos -
old photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place
them between two pieces of cardboard and tape them together. Do
not store irreplaceable photos. Negatives take up very little
space. Consider keeping them with you.
How to organize your storage room:
- Leave a few
inches of space between your items and the wall for better ventilation.
- Gather the
things you are least likely to need during the time you are storing
your belongings. Place these things in the room first.
- Store the
heaviest items on the bottom with lighter items on top. Place
cartons so that you can read the label which lists their contents.
- Place the
things you are most likely to need closest to the door for easy
latch and lock the door to your storage room when leaving.