Ask Dave: What Are Your Best Storage Tips?

To make your storage experience as enjoyable and successful as possible,  here are my top recommendations:

  • Always clean and thoroughly dry appliances before storing. (Placing a receptacle of salt inside freezers and refrigerators will help absorb moisture).
  • Always pack books flat in small boxes for easy lifting.
  • Always pack mirrors on edge, not flat. Protect them by packing individually with strong cardboard.
  • Always use plenty of packing paper for china and glasses. Each item should be wrapped individually.
  • Always protect upholstered furniture and mattresses with specially designed plastic covers or sheets and blankets. Place a pallet, cardboard mat or plastic sheet underneath.
  • When storing wood furniture, place a receptacle of water in unit to add moisture.
  • To maximize storage space use uniform size boxes.
  • Store heaviest boxes on bottom. All boxes should be full before stacking.
  • Leave air space around units perimeter to aid in ventilation. For ease of locating items leave a walkway to the rear of space. Store frequently used items up front.
  • Cover all your stored possessions with a plastic sheet. (Allow for ventilation when using plastic covers).
  • Always put an insect and rodent control in your unit.

I hope they’re helpful!  What are your favorites?


3 responses to “Ask Dave: What Are Your Best Storage Tips?

  1. I’d love to hear what works best for you!

  2. Billy Chambless

    When storing furniture that you don’t want scratched, hit second-hand stores for old blankets to cover these pieces.

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