Plan your storage space to save time, packing frustration and keep safe.
Add some cushionFort Knox Self Storage units are kept spotlessly clean but, it’s still a good idea to position soft cloths or cardboard underneath mattresses, couches, boxes and beds to keep them protected.
Build a foundationAs a general rule, place large heavy and valuable items at the rear of the unit that you can stack upon. Then work forwards and upwards with lighter fragile items.
Utilise the wallsStore longer items such as mattresses, beds and table tops along the walls but don’t lean items against the walls. Leave air space around the perimeter to aid ventilation.
Might need it?Make sure any items you want to access while in storage, to pack into the truck first. That way they’ll be packed into the unit last (near the door for easy access).
Important thingsStore important documents, passports, bills, invoices, guarantees and easy-to-lose items like glasses, keys and remote controls in one box. That way you’ll know exactly where you can find them. Leave the box near the door of your self storage unit.
Boxes and extra spaceLabel all boxes on all sides for easy locating. For extra space you can utilise the space inside wardrobes, cupboards, desks, and fridges.
Cover and upendAlways totally enclose mattresses and soft furnishings with our specially designed Mattress and Lounge covers. Where possible store couches (with the exception of sofa beds) on their end to maximise space.
Keep mirrors verticalWrap mirrors and pictures with bubble wrap or use mirror boxes. Never store these items flat. Place mirrors in upright position and protect them by securing them between softer items such as mattresses or bed-bases.
Clean and empty white goodsDefrost and clean refrigerator and freezer and store with doors slightly ajar. The clean space inside them can be used for extra storage. Make sure all water is drained out of washing machines.
Stack securelyIt’s vital you check that everything is stacked safely and securely and not too high. Falling items can injure you or be damaged.
Need Packing Boxes & Supplies?
We’ve got you covered with everything you need to make your move go smoothly and at wholesale prices. Order online and pay on pick up at your local store.
- Big & little packing boxes
- Specialised wardrobe & wine storage boxes
- Bubble wrap and packing tape