Here are some helpful suggestions to keep your valuables and keepsakes stored safely. For any questions for storage supplies, please contact us at Stow-It-All
- Plan your storage space. Place those items that you need to get to often in the front. Allow for walkways.
- Completely fill each box with your heaviest items on the bottom and lighter items on top.
- Try to keep your boxes in uniform sizes. They are much easier to stack that way.
- Label ALL boxes for easy identification.
- Leave a small space between the wall and your storage items to allow for ventilation.
- Pack your boxes and other items as close together as possible to avoid moisture accumulating between them.
- Make up an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.
- Use uniform size boxes for easy stacking. BE SURE they're strong enough to hold 20-30 lbs. (It is best not to put too much in each box.)
- List contents of boxes on all four sides, number the boxes, seal with masking tape or glued paper tape.
- Stack lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes.
- Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in packing paper and placed in dish pack boxes. Stack those on top.
- Place your storage items on pallets supplied by Stow-it-all to guard against dampness. Any concrete door may become cold and damp.
- CAUTION: It is against the law to store materials that are HAZARDOUS or COMBUSTIBLE such as gasoline, solvents, paint, etc... Drain out all remaining gasoline from lawnmowers, power tools, boats, snowmobiles, etc...
- Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in mirror crates marked
- Furniture with drawer can be utilize as storage places for knickknacks, china, silverware and small items. Wrap in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage
- Larger appliances make excellent "packing cases" for blankets, towels, tablecloths and clothes.
- Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside one another
- Tables with removable legs should be "broken down".
"FRAGILE" and stacked on end.