Storage hints and tips
Make an inventory of the items you intend to put into your Self Storage unit for your files.
Plan your space. Put large items that you don't need access to at the back of your unit. Put smaller items that you need to access frequently at the front of your unit.
Write a space plan detailing the items you are storing and the approximate location in your storage unit.
Clean garden equipment prior to storing.
Use covers to protect your soft furnishings.
Use white paper to separate chairs before you stack them.
Avoid stacking heavy items onto soft furnishings.
Packing and protection
Use Pickfords bubble wrap at the bottom of the carton for protection. Wrap each item individually in Pickfords white paper and stand plates on their ends for extra strength. For maximum protection use Pickfords bubble wrap to add an extra layer.
Glassware - Standard carton
Use Pickfords white paper to provide protection to standard glasses and fine crystal. Wrap in a double layer of paper and place them upside down in a standard carton. If you are packing sets of glasses use plate dividers to create an additional 'shelf' within the carton and pack the next set on top of this 'shelf'.
Remove the light bulb and wrap the base of the lamp in white paper. Place in a Pickfords standard carton and fill in the spaces around the lamp with crushed white paper. Use fresh white paper to wrap the lampshade and pack into a separate box.
Pickfords wardrobe cartons are specially made for clothes that need to remain on their hangers while being transported. Put your clothes on the hanger and before taping up the carton - add a line of tape across the top of the rail to keep the hangers in place.
A Pickfords Linen Carton is idea for folded linen, towels and bedding. A Pickfords Linen Carton will hold one folded kingsize duvet.
DVDs and CDs
DVDs and CDs and videos can be stacked neatly into a Pickfords book carton. Ensure that all space around the items is filled so that they do not slide about in the box.
Pickfords has developed a mattress bag suitable for most sizes of mattress. Place the mattress in the bag and fold over excess packaging and secure with tape.
If you would like to insure items that you place into store, contact your representatives at Pickfords Self Store, they will be happy to help.