Wraps – Dishes, glasses, and fragile items should be wrapped with bubble wrap, padded paper & packed in sturdy boxes. Place these boxes on top. Fragile items should be packed with care & lots of padding. Each container should be marked with “FRAGILE” & stacked on the ends of rows.
Drawers – Make use of dresser drawers for pictures, china, silverware, jewelry & knick-knacks. Wrap them in towels, blankets, table cloths or bubble wrap to prevent breakage.
Appliances – Larger appliances make great areas for packing bulky items, or items that need extra protection.
All together – Lawn tools and bed frames can be stored together in empty trash barrels. The handles can be taped together or wrapped up with bungee cords. Extra trash cans can be stacked inside one another.
Off with her legs – Furniture with legs often are removable and make storing the item much easier. The loose legs can be bubble wrapped & grouped together in large Zip lock bags and placed inside a dresser drawer.
Sofas & Loveseats – Can be stored on end up against the unit corner so as to save floor space. The cushions can be wrapped in plastic and placed on top of the sofa top end.
Sharps – Avoid placing anything sharp upon upholstered furniture, or items that can be cut.
Mattresses – Wrap protective covers over your furniture & mattresses. Stand mattresses on their sides propped up tightly against the walls of the unit, otherwise they may become bent out of shape and damaged.
Oily items – Wipe clean any metal items that may have had oil lubricating them, such as bicycles, tools, machines. Drain fluids from ALL equipment, such as; lawnmowers, trimmers, snow blowers, leaf blowers, chain saws.
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