U should not store any Goods that are hazardous, illegal, stolen, inflammable, explosive, environmentally harmful, and perishable or that are a risk to the property of any person. This includes items like petrol tins, paint thinner, full gas bottles or chlorine.

  • storing items
  • furniture
  • whitegoods
  • glass & breakables
  • electronics

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storing items

  • Don’t move wardrobes, drawers etc while full, you can break them.Only fill them when they are in place and fully assembled.
  • Clothing and personal goods should be packed in strong secure cartons.
  • Cushions should be wrapped in plastic.
  • Where possible remove the legs from items of furniture e.g.. bed bases, tables etc. to avoid damage and save space.
  • Vacuum food crumbs from lounges to prevent attracting vermin.
  • Furniture shouldn’t be placed directly on the floor, use plastic or material to cushion heavy items.
  • Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper separating them.
  • Place a cover over all furniture, especially sofa’s, recliners and anything of value.

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Furniture

  • Don’t move wardrobes, drawers etc while full, U can break them. Only fill them when they are in place and fully assembled.
  • Clothing and personal goods should be packed in strong secure cartons.
  • Cushions should be wrapped in plastic.
  • Where possible remove the legs from items of furniture e.g.. bed bases, tables etc. to avoid damage and save space.
  • Vacuum food crumbs from lounges to prevent attracting vermin.
  • Furniture shouldn’t be placed directly on the floor, use plastic or material to cushion heavy items.
  • Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper separating them.
  • Place a cover over all furniture, especially sofa’s, recliners and anything of value.

Whitegoods

  • Make sure all white goods (fridges, freezers etc) are empty, clean and dry before storing.
  • Leave doors slightly ajar to prevent mould build up.
  • A deodoriser placed inside fridges or freezers is also a good idea to maintain freshness.
  • If U pack items inside Ur fridges and freezers U scratch the insides or damage the shelving, best to leave them empty.

Glass and Breakables

  • Wrap all breakable items separately in tissue or packing paper, box and ensure they are marked “Fragile”.
  • Pack breakables in sturdy boxes.
  • Protect fragile items by wrapping them individually in packing paper (newsprint can be very messy and possibly stain).
  • Place packing in the top and bottom of cartons for added protection.
  • Place plates, saucers and bowls on their sides to prevent any breakage
  • Empty space should be filled with packing paper.
  • Ensure U haven’t stacked heavy items on top of cartons containing breakables.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard or proper picture/mirror cartons.

Electronic Items

  • The original boxes are ideal to repack in.
  • Ensure all electronic equipment is clean and dry before storing.
  • Ensure that items above or on top of electronic equipment will not fall down or damage the surfaces.
  • If storing a refrigerator or freezer, be sure that the item is thoroughly dry and clean to prevent moisture and mildew from damaging any of Ur valuables. Store with the door slightly ajar.