PACKING TIPS FOR YOUR VALUABLES:
Put pallets or a grid
of 2'x 3's on unit floor to give better air circulation under goods; leave a walkway/aisle to the rear of the unit; don't
overpack the room
Fill boxes to capacity; partially full or bulging boxes may collapse or tip over while stored.
and Documents: pack books flat to protect spines; use small boxes to avoid cartons that are too heavy to move easily; put
heavy items on bottom.
Dishes and Glassware: glass items should be individually wrapped; use blank wrapping paper
for best results; "nest" cups and bows, stand plates and platters; fill air pockets with wrapping paper or foam peanuts; don't
put breakables under other boxes.
Mirrors, Windows, Screens: Wrap all glass well; store on
edge, not flat.
Lamps: pack lamp shades separately; use blank paper to wrap lamp shades/other property that may be
damaged by ink-stains from regular newsprint.
Furniture: stand sofas and mattresses on end; disassemble beds/tables;
wrap legs in wrapping paper; keep upholstery off floor; place loose, light plastic dust covers over furniture.
and Electronics: clean appliances thoroughly; refrigerators and freezers must be defrosted and dry and washing machines completely
drained; remove doors of appliances and store separately; desiccants (drying agents) should be used and containers checked
and emptied regularly.