Storage Tips


  • Rent or purchase an appliance dolly for furniture and major appliances. 
  • Wipe and dry the interiors of all appliances.
  • Disassemble the bed frame and mark each piece so you will have an easy time putting it back together.
  • Wrap the mattresses in a plastic mattress cover.


  • Use smaller boxes for books and heavy items.
  • Use larger boxes for the lighter items.
  • Reinforce the bottom of the boxes with packaging tape.
  • Pack records and CDs vertically as they warp and bend if stacked flat.
  • Place heavier items in the bottom of the box and lighter items on top.
  • Use a wardrobe boxes or plastic garment bags for your hanging clothes.
  • Use sturdy cardboard boxes for clothes from dresser drawers.


  • Use bubble wrap and stack in a large box.  Fill extra space with bubble wrap or packaging peanuts.
  • Remove light bulbs and lamp shades from lamp.
  • Mirrors and artwork should be covered in paper first and then covered in cardboard.
  • Collectibles should be wrapped individually and placed in cardboard box.  Layer packaging peanuts between items and the top layer of the box.
  • Place heavier collectibles on the bottom of the box and lighter collectibles on the top.