Spray furniture with a good polish. Cover with drop cloths.
Do not store food items.
Defrost refrigerators and leave the door open.
List contents of boxes on all sides, number and seal with tape.
Use boxes, plastic bags or clothing bags for storing clothes.
Wrap mattresses in plastic or paper and do not sit directly on concrete floor.
Keep all items off the floor if possible to let air underneath.
To retard rusting of exposed metal, use a light coating of oil.
To avoid moth etc damage whilst goods are in storage it is advisable to liberally use moth balls or similar product.
Plan your storage space. Place those items that you may need access to in the front and allow for walkways.
Make up an inventory of your stored items and keep in a safe place elsewhere.
Stack lighter boxes on top of heavier ones.
Wrap pictures and mirrors in cardboard and mark “FRAGILE” and stack on end.
Large appliances can be uses as “packing cases” for blankets, towels cloths etc.
Shovels, rakes, hoes etc can be stored together in empty rubbish cans.
Tables with removable legs should be “broken down” to save space.
Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top upholstered furniture.
Even though the management take precautions against mice these can come in with other tenant’s belongings
IT IS THEREFORE ADVISABLE TO PLACE RODENT CONTROL BAITS INSIDE YOUR STORAGE UNIT.
It is not advisable to store pianos or art objects.
To guard against linens drawing damp, wrap a cup of soap powder in a man-size handkerchief and store amongst sheets and other linens.
When storing, be aware that the Waikato weather can be damp and humid. Safe ‘n’ Sound Storage Ltd of Te Awamutu, Safe 'n' Sound Storage (Kopu) Ltd and Safe 'n' Sound (Paeroa) Ltd cannot be held responsible for what you store in your unit.