Storage Tips

Plan Ahead Before You Store

• Appliances:
Should be thoroughly cleaned and dried. Keep freezer and refrigerator doors slightly ajar.

• Bikes and other Metal Items:
To preserve metal, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.

• Books and Documents:
Pack books to protect their spines. Do not place boxes directly on the floor – use pallets or skids.

• Dishes and Glassware:
Cushion carton tops and bottoms with a layer of paper. Glass items should be individually wrapped.

• Furniture:
To save space, beds and tables can be disassembled. Wrap legs for protection. Cover wood and upholstered pieces.

• Holiday Decorations:
Reuse the original cartons for delicate ornaments. Pad with packing paper.

• Lamps:
Wrap lamp bases in padding. Wrap and place shades in separate cartons.

• Mirrors:
Store on edge, not fiat.

• Records and Record Players:
Records should be stored on edge to prevent warping. Secure tone arm and turntable to prevent bouncing.

• Tools:
Long handled tools such as racks, brooms, hoes etc., can be tied in bundles.

• Mattresses and Box Springs:
Store on long edges for firmer support. Keep elevated from floor and covered for protection.