Helpful HintsHere are some other handy tips:

Here are some other handy tips:

Appliances

  • Fridges, freezers and other white goods should be dry and clean before storing.
  • Whilst in storage, the door should be secured slightly ajar.
  • To maintain freshness place a deodoriser inside fridges or freezers.
  • Don’t place items inside fridges or freezers as linings can be damaged.

Furniture

  • Empty the contents of wardrobes, drawers and cupboards.
  • Remove the legs from furniture to avoid damage and save space.
  • Disassemble items such as bed frames and tables.
  • Vacuum food crumbs from lounges to prevent attracting vermin.

Dishes and Glassware

  • Place a layer of packing at the top and bottom of cartons containing breakables.
  • Wrap fragile items individually in packing paper.
  • Nest cups and bowls, and stand plates, sauce platters and casseroles on their edges.
  • Fill any gaps in the carton with packing to prevent movement.
  • Label all cartons with fragile items.
  • Avoid storing heavy items on top of fragile cartons.

Computers and Electrical Items

  • Where possible, pack electrical goods in their original packing.
  • Wrap items individually using bubble wrap and pack in cartons.
  • Line the top and bottom of cartons with packing.
  • Seal cartons securely and fill gaps with packing.
  • If you are storing a computer for more than six months, refer to the manufacturers manual or consult your retailer for packing instructions.

Planning Your Storage Space

  • Inspect your storage unit and make a list of the packing materials you might need. Common items include: wrapping paper, bubble wrap, tape, rope, drop cloths, polyurethane sheeting, mattress and furniture covers, pallets, skids and cartons. Many of these items are available from our Self Storage centre office.
  • Pack your goods in professional storage cartons for security and easy unpacking.
  • As a general rule, place your large, heavy items at the rear of your storage space.
  • Work forwards and upwards with lighter, fragile items.
  • Place items that you need to access at the front of your space.
  • You might consider creating walkways for ease of access.

Moving Checklist

  1. Arrange to disconnect and reconnect services, such as power, gas and phone
  2. Cancel any deliveries (your local Post Office can assist with mail direction)
  3. Notify the following authorities and businesses of your change of address:
    • Electoral office
    • Licensing Department
    • Taxation office
    • Banks and financial institutions
    • Insurance companies
    • Education institutions
    • Centrelink (pension payments, family payments etc.)
    • Medicare
    • Club memberships and subscriptions