There’s a right way and a wrong way to store your stuff. Here are our top 10 tips:
The most important storage strategy takes place before you even open your unit - packing and labeling. We suggest grouping items based on which rooms in your house they belong in or how fragile they might be. Color coding and big bold labels are helpful when it's time to access your items.
Avoid garbage bags as much as possible. They tear easily and offer no ventilation, so your items could be subject to mildew.
Reduce items to their smallest possible form. Break down bed frames and furniture, and you'll create much more space for your other items.
Store breakable items on top of heavier, sturdier items.
Place least likely to be used items toward the back of the unit.
Glass should always be detached when possible and stored vertically, rather than horizontally.
Future you will be very thankful if present you neatly wraps long items that may tangle such as garden hoses, string lights, and extension cords.
Leave a small pathway down the middle of your unit to enable access to the items stored in the back.
When storing household appliances, be sure to clean and dry the interior vigorously before storing. Refrigerators should be transported in the upright position.
If you're storing any gas powered machines (lawnmower, scooter, etc.), empty the contents before storing to prevent odors.