• Boxes Are Sturdy, Stack Well, & Are Generally Better than Plastic Bags for Storage,
as Plastic Bags Can Trap Humidity & Cause Mildew Damage
• Fill Boxes to Capacity, as Half-Empty Boxes Can Collapse or Damage Items in Transport
• Distribute Weight Evenly in Boxes & Make Sure Nothing Is Too Heavy
• Stack Heavier Items at the Bottom & Place Fragile Items on Top to Prevent Damage
• Use Specialty Boxes for Items Such as Artwork, Mirrors, Electronics, Lamps, Dishes,
Glasses, Mattresses, Sporting Goods, & Musical Equipment
• Pack Books Flat to Prevent Spine Damage
• Clearly Label Items on More than One Side for Easy Identification, & Mark "Fragile" on Any Boxes Containing Breakable Items
• Consider Which Items You Might Want to Access Frequently, & Store These Items in the
Front of the Unit
• A Little Extra Room in a Unit Makes Moving around inside Much Easier, & You Can
Store Unplanned Items
• When Preparing Large Appliances for Storage, Wipe the Insides of Appliances with
Baking Soda to Keep Them Dry
• For Refrigerators & Freezers, Defrost Them to Avoid Water Damage and Mildew –
Tie or Tape Doors during Transport, but Leave Them Ajar during Storage
• Drain Washing Machines & Tie down Hoses & Cords