Is this your first time storing goods?
If so, these tips should come in handy!
Open the door of your container regularly to check on your contents and help ventilation and air circulation.
Keep perishable items on pallets or runners to ensure they avoid contact with spillages.
Drain all fuel or flammable liquids before storing.
Ensure liquids are stored in sealed containers to reduce the likelihood of condensation.
Larger items of furniture benefit from being stored with small gaps between each other and also between them and the container walls. This is to help air circulation within the container.
Make sure to check the width of your vehicle before storing it.
Use sheets of cardboard or plastic on the floor or over soft furnishings.
Use ramps to get your vehicle over the small ridge at the entrance of the container.
If storing garden and garage tools, we suggest that you clean them thoroughly and wipe them down with an oiled rag, this helps prevent rust.
Thoroughly dry refrigerators, freezers and washing machines before storing. The same with ovens and cooking utensils to prevent mold or rust. Store appliances with the doors slightly ajar.
Use plastic transparent boxes for storing small items – this is great to be able to see what is where without opening everything.
Cut timber wedges to bridge the small step at the entrance of the container if vehicles or equipment are regularly taken in and out.
Fit racks to organise and store materials and tools.
Use ceiling hooks to hang frames, netting or support lines, crisscrossing the container.
Disassemble beds and wardrobes to save space. Chairs can be stowed seat-to-seat or upside down on other items. Store large items such as mattresses and settees on end or vertically.
We suggest important documents or other paperwork to be stored inside lidded plastic boxes and store them in the same place.