Whether you are preparing to store a priceless comic book collection or your favorite Ming Dynasty vase in a fragile storage Melbourne unit, there are a few things you want to keep in mind. While these units are perfect for your collectibles and life mementos, it is important how you pack them. The following essential tips will show you everything you need to know about packing and storing your priceless belongings.
When you begin packing away your collectibles, art, and dishes you are always going to start with an empty box in front of you. While it may seem like you have a monumental task in front of you, it isn't as bad as it seems. Your first step is making sure that your boxes have a soft, cushiony layer at the bottom. This can be achieved by placing bubble wrap, polyethylene foam, or packing pellets in the bottom of the box. Find the heaviest items you have and begin by placing them in the box. As you layer up to the top, ensure that your items are getting lighter and you create a cushion in between each item. As you finish the box make sure you fill the sides and tops with styro pellets or 100% corn starch pellets to keep the items from moving around.
After the initial packing, labeling is perhaps one of the most important aspects of keeping your valuables safe. Use a black Sharpie marker for the next aspect of packing your collectibles. One the box, there will be three things you need to write. Make sure "Fragile Items" is placed on the top of the box and all four sides. You want to make sure that no one misses the contents of the box. Next you will want to create an inventory of what is in the box on one side. If the contents are very valuable, you may want to forgo that step. No sense giving criminals an easy to read menu! Finally, if the items are just being temporarily stored, write what room they will eventually go in. It will ensure that your valuables go to the correct room quickly and efficiently.
The day is finally here and you are preparing to transport all of your items to a fragile storage Melbourne unit. Prior to the day, you should ensure that all of your fragile labeled boxes are put in one room together as these will be packed up last. The rest of your belongings should be placed together in weight order. When you begin packing you will want to pack your lighter boxes in first and then place your heavier objects in. Ensure that you use some form of moving straps to keep the heavy items from smashing into the lighter boxes. You will do this, so all the heavy boxes will be first into the storage unit, followed by the light boxes.
The boxes that were labeled fragile should be moved separately from everything else and placed on top of everything else. This will ensure that those boxes stay safe and do not end up on the bottom of the pile by mistake! As you can see, there are not that many steps for preparing your fragile items for storage. By following these simple steps, you will be comfortable placing your valuables into a self storage unit in Melbourne.