How do I store my goods in cardboard boxes over the long run?

Before you put your boxes in storage and before you put your goods in the boxes, firstly make sure you neutralise both inside and outside of the cardboard boxes with a bug-killing surface spray. This is because you don’t know where the boxes have come from and what’s living on/in them. Secondly seal the boxes with packaging tape to prevent dust and bugs from getting inside. Finally, after making sure they have a stable base, arrange placement of lightest onto heaviest. This formula ensures that your goods will have a greater chance to survive from storage undamaged in the short and long term.

How do I store chairs?

Chairs are fiendish furniture pieces. Depending on their make (swivel, wooden, plastic etc.) they make storing complicated; even the ones that stack, and eliminate valuable floor space. To combat this, when storing do not put chairs into storage until last, as they are relatively light and can be placed on top of other stable items.

How do I store a lounge?

A Lounge can be stored by considering its size, make and the time it will spend in storage. Firstly they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from flat-sided, 2/3 seater lounges to plush-sided, sectioned, ‘L’ shape, multi-seater lounges. A flat-sided lounge can usually be put on its end to preserve floor space and a plush-sided, sectioned lounge can be taken apart and placed section onto section. Secondly couch composition will affect how it is stored, for e.g. fabric doesn’t stretch over time, but leather does and it’s permanent. When storing, factor this information in as leather lounges take up a lot of floor space and the volume (m3) above the lounge. Finally always cover your couches, as Storage facilities are almost always located near or at an industrial environment. This is because Industrial environments are usually dusty and Fabric couches have a tendency to absorb and the surface of leather couches can be a complete hassle to clean when covered in dust.

How do I store a fridge and/or freezer?

When storing appliances that have come in contact with food there are a few procedures that have to be followed. Firstly remove any foodstuffs from inside the fridge/freezer; although this may seem obvious, we have had people forget and it isn’t pretty, just odorous. Secondly defrost, clean and sterilize the appliance. Basically this prevents problems with mould, bugs and vermin. Finally wedge the door open as this allows any remaining moisture to dry up and stops the inside of the fridge from being damaged.