Moving tips

Moving Ideas and Suggestions from First Storage

First Storage offers advice on making moves and storage operations easier and more efficient as a courtesy to our web site visitors. We firmly believe that these ideas and suggestions will aid you in your endeavour to relocate your belongings successfully.

As always, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available to answer whatever questions you may have.

Moving Tips

  • Use freestanding shelves. Do not put screws or nails in walls or hang anything from or across walls.
  • Avoid stacking boxes too high. Always stack fragile and lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes to protect them from breaking. Fill boxes to capacity to prevent collapsing. Fragile and easily broken items can be packed inside the drawers of a dresser. Don't over pack boxes to weigh more than 30 lbs.
  • Clean all furniture, appliance and clothing to remove crumbs, stains or oils. Cover upholstered furniture with cloth, not plastic.
  • Appliances must be thoroughly clean and dry. Keep freezer and refrigerator doors slightly ajar.
  • Store mattresses and box springs on long edges. Wrap for protection and elevate off floor.
  • Store each mirror and glass top in a sturdy crate on edge, not flat.
  • Do not store food, plants or any other items that may attract insects of pests.
  • Do not store flammable, hazardous, pressurized or toxic materials nor liquids and aerosols that may spill or burst.