Packing & Storage Tips for Burnaby, Richmond & Metro Vancouver
To help you along your way to becoming a packing and storage pro, Queensborough Mini Storage would like to offer you these helpful tips to get you on your way to a great storage experience. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office.
Preparing a Strategy for Storage in Burnaby, BC
Do you enjoy the stress of having to dig through piles of items as you look for something? As you prepare a strategy for packing and storage in Burnaby, BC, it is important to ensure your belongings are properly assembled and have easy to reach access. Should you look to recover something or move items out, you will save both time and effort in the future, by simply doing the following:
- Get the smallest space available that will contain all your items.
- Gather together all the necessary materials (boxes, tape, markers, foam peanuts, bubble wrap, packing paper and towels).
- Equally-sized boxes makes stacking much easier.
- Create a list of items that you are storing at the facility.
- Use a protective floor covering or boards and pallets to guard against dampness.
- Put items that you need often near the front of the storage space.
- Paint thinners, solvents, paint and fuels should not be stored and are prohibited.
- Leave an aisle down the center of your storage unit for easier access. A small open space between walls and boxes allows for better air circulation.
- Remember: heavier boxes on bottom, lighter boxes on top.
- List contents of boxes on all four sides.
Preventing Damage – Tips for Storage in Richmond, BC
When you put your belongings in storage in Richmond, BC, you are protecting them from the outside, but what about the inside? How you assemble and prepare your important items will determine how they maintain the way they look or perform. Ensure a positive outcome, by following these strategies of preparation that will better your odds of preventing damage:
- Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper or bubble wrap and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack these items on top of other boxes.
- Wrap pictures and mirrors in cardboard, mark it as “fragile” and place them on their sides.
- Furniture with drawers makes for excellent storage of smallwares.
- Large appliances (fridges, laundry) are great for saving space by putting blankets, towels or other items inside.
- Place TVs and electronics near the rear of your unit.
- Gardening equipment can be stored together in empty trash cans.
- Tables and furniture with removable legs should be taken apart to allow more space.
- Sofas and love seats can be stored on end to save floor space. Cushions can be wrapped in plastic and placed on top.
- Avoid damage to upholstered furniture from sharp or heavy objects.
- Use furniture covers to keep the dust off.
- Wrap wooden furniture in blankets to protect their finish.
- Books should be stacked flat with filling paper in the empty pockets.
- Vinyl records should be stored vertically in a sturdy box that doesn’t easily bend.
- Potpourri or cedar balls will help keep clothes smelling fresh.
- Moth balls are great to ward off moth larvae.