Store most items in boxes, as they’re easy to store, easy to lift, and easily managed.
Empty out the contents of your cupboards & wardrobes. This will protect them from damage.
Add an additional layer of protective paper at the bottom and top of boxes containing crockery or glasses. Wrap them individually, and clearly mark the boxes as fragile.
All whitegoods should be dried out and cleaned before storage. They should be stored slightly ajar to keep them fresh and free of mould. It’s best not to store anything inside, as they’re fragile, and could damage easily.
It’s best to store your electronic equipment in their original boxes. If that’s not possible, securely package them to prevent damage
Place books in smaller boxes as they can quickly get too heavy to lift. Don’t store heavy boxes on top of other items. Pack books flat, to avoid damage to their spines.
Avoid storing items in plastic bags as they may contain moisture, causing mildew.