It might be a good idea to wax wood
furniture before storing it. Some woods can be
sensitive to moisture. Consider using
climate-controlled self storage. Disassemble bed
frames and tie them together. Use zip- lock bags to
store screws and bolt and tape them to the items that
they belong to. If you stack furniture items, place
pads, blankets, or towels between them to prevent
scratching. Take down lawn furniture and tables if
possible. Store frames in back corner to prevent them
from falling over on other items. Don't use plastic to
cover items in non-climate self storage as moisture
can condense under it. Consider using sheets or cotton
cloth. Stand mattresses on end, as well as sofas with
pallets or cardboard under them. It is a good idea to
wrap mattresses in mattress bags or cover them with
paper or cloth. Stand mattress on something to allow
airflow and to prevent moisture from getting to them.
Walls may develop condensation, therefore it is not
advised to lean items against the walls.
Pictures and Mirrors
Wrap pictures that are small and stand
them on end in boxes. For larger ones, buy special
picture moving boxes. Consider using foam or bubble
It is a good idea to use the original
boxes. If you don't have them, pack items carefully
and use cushion material. Bubble wrap, cushion foam,
and even wadded up newspaper will help. Pack items
separately. Tie down tone arms for record players.
Stack record albums on end to prevent warping and use
small boxes to hold down the weight. Consider the
temperature as heat can warp CD's and record albums.
Helpful Tips for Moving
Plan your move early, if possible. Notify your postal service.
Change banks, if necessary. Put in change of addresses to all subscriptions
and other mailings. Make sure you have a reservation for the equipment you
need for the move: trucks, dollies, and other moving items. Have plenty of
rope, tape and moving boxes on hand for packing and tying down.
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