Whether you’re moving or you want to make sure valuable and sentimental items stay safe, it’s important to know how to do it properly. If you don’t store delicate items correctly, a simple movement could cause irreparable damage. Here are some essential tips.
Choosing the Right Packaging Materials
When it comes to storing delicate items, selecting the appropriate packaging materials is crucial. Start by acquiring sturdy cardboard boxes in various sizes to accommodate your belongings. Avoid using old or damaged boxes as they may compromise the integrity of your items. Additionally, invest in high-quality packing materials such as bubble wrap, packing paper, foam sheets, and packing peanuts. These supplies act as a protective layer, safeguarding your delicate items from potential damage during storage.
Plastic vs Cardboard
Both plastic and cardboard storage boxes can provide protection for your fragile items. However, when cardboard gets wet, that protection isn’t as secure as when it’s dry. So, if you’re moving home on a rainy day and you want to make sure fragile items are safe and secure, a plastic box is the better choice.
Bubble wrap is an ideal way of giving your delicate items an extra layer of protection. In the event of an accident, like a box being dropped, your items are far less likely to break. It can also help to keep your fragile items at the top of a packed box for extra security.
Organise and Label Boxes
To maintain the safety of delicate items, it is essential to organise and label your boxes properly. Categorise your belongings based on fragility and similarity to ensure ease of access when needed. Clearly mark each box with its contents and use “fragile” labels on boxes that contain delicate items. This allows both you and the storage facility staff to handle the boxes with caution, reducing the risk of accidental damage during transportation or retrieval.
Thoughtful Placement and Handling
Once inside the storage unit, pay attention to how you place and handle your delicate items. Store heavier items at the bottom and lighter, more delicate items on top. This arrangement prevents crushing or damaging the fragile items underneath. Avoid stacking items haphazardly and instead create clear pathways for easy access to your belongings. Be mindful when moving boxes or rearranging items, ensuring you handle delicate items with care and avoid dropping or mishandling them.
There may be delicate items that you want to keep safe away from your own home. This can stop young children accidentally damaging them and help to keep them in pristine condition. Self-storage units are also an ideal way to keep precious items out of the sun and humidity, preserving their condition.
By following these guidelines, you can ensure the safe storage of your delicate items at Kincumber Self Storage. Remember, taking the time to properly pack, organise, and handle your belongings will help preserve their condition and give you peace of mind throughout the storage duration.
If you’re looking for convenient self storage solutions, Kincumber Self Storage offers safe spaces for the protection of your delicate items. Contact us today on (02) 4363 1511 to discuss the options that would suit you.