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- Packing tips
- Businesses & document storage
- Storage insurance
- Boats, caravans and vehicles
- Moving tips
General storage tips
Get the most out of your storage unit – know your space. How big is it? Ask us about the dimensions of your unit, so you know whether the bed, car, fridge or kayak will fit. Once you know your space, measure your larger objects to make sure you don’t waste precious moving time.
Before you pack your storage unit, think about what items you may need to access. Save yourself future hassle by placing frequently used objects at the front.
Keep your possessions safe by securely packaging them. We encourage you to jot down what you will need. Some essentials include:
- Bubble wrap and foam for moving breakables.
- Drop sheets and furniture covers to protect your household items.
- Duct tape for securing your packaging.
- Rope to secure items whilst you travel.
- Boxes to organise your belongings and keep them stable.
Our box shop has an exceptional range of packing items, so feel free to drop in and ask our friendly staff for assistance.
Heavy to light – Stack in your favour
Put the heavy stuff at the bottom; stack the valuable, lighter items at the top. It’s like loading a really big shopping trolley.
If it’s valuable it needs protection. Wrap fragile items in cushioned material. Bubble wrap is an easy and cost-effective option.
Take things apart
If it can be disassembled, then take it to pieces!
Beds, shelves, chairs and other items are often built in segments. Disassembling items allow you to transport more and maximise your storage unit’s space.
The heavier the harder
Don’t over pack your boxes for two good reasons. The box might fail and your back might follow.
Know what is what
Label your boxes. Be specific and bold – you’ll save your future self a whole lot of hassle!
We do not store illegal items in our units. Restricted items include:
- Hazardous substances (acid, chlorine, gas)
- Petrol (please drain your machinery)
- Illegal items and substances
- Stolen goods