Packing items to store. Advice sheet

Wyards Removals has facilities for short term through to long term storage. Purpose-
built, sealed wooden storage containers are stacked in our purpose built modern facility. When the vehicle arrives at the store, the container will be unloaded and stacked carefully in the warehouse. It will stay there, untouched, until you want everything back. The system involves the minimum of handling, so everything stays safe.

Whatever Your Needs, We Can Provide Safe, Professional Storage

There are many reasons why you might need to store furniture and effects: between moving houses, during a temporary job posting, while renovations or repairs are carried out, or simply down to lack of space in your home. Whatever the reason, if you need to store some of your household goods for a few days, weeks, or indefinitely, you can rely on Wyards Removals to help you out.

If you would like to talk to someone about your storage needs, please contact us.

Our fully trained staff are able to offer a range of packing services  as detailed in our packing services advice sheet. If however you choose to pack some of your items destined for storage the following advice may be helpful.

Packing materials
We can supply everything you may need: packing boxes/cartons, tape, bubble wrap, tissue paper, wardrobe cartons all to industry standards. Call us, for advice on what you might need for your household storage.

Remember for storage, boxes of uniform size are easier to stack. Stack the heaviest boxes at the bottom and place lighter ones on top to prevent crushing of box sides. Never overfill boxes in terms of weight (particularly books), 15kg is maximum. Always fill any void space in a packing box with packing material, paper, cloth - to prevent crushing.

Access
List and label boxes on all sides so that objects can be easily found if need be while in storage. Place most used items at the top of packing boxes and at the front of the storage area for ease of access.

Disassembly
For space saving and ease of handling, where possible, take apart your furniture like tables and beds. Ensure that all their fixings are bagged and labelled for easy reassembly. Similarly label cords/power supplies so that you can correctly match them up with of all your electronic equipment, like computer equipment and audio systems. With these delicate items it is a good idea to use their original packing. Refrigerators and deep freezers need to be defrosted and dried out, doors left slight open to prevent mould.

Wrapping Packing and Stacking
Breakable items should be individually wrapped and placed into well padded boxes. More detailed advice can be found on the packing tips page. Small, lighter items can stored in drawers. Protect your larger items with light blankets or sheets. Pictures and mirrors should be stored on end, never flat. Use paper pads to protect furniture being stacked.

Clothing
Loose clothing and bedding can go into bin liners. However we recommend the use of our general cartons for folded jumpers/trousers and wardrobe cartons to hang your garments and keep them clean and crumple free.

Banned from removal and storage
Never try to store food, anything flammable, combustible or caustic. This includes petrol, oil, cleaning fluids, paint thinners and portable gas tanks. If in doubt ask us!