Does GetStored have any Packing Tips?

If you have decided to take on the packing, firstly plan to use only moving quality supplies. Your possessions were not be designed to be moved, so give them all the protection they can get with the right materials.

Avoid overloading. Pack boxes to 45 pounds (20kg) maximum for easy lifting.

Use the right carton. Pack lighter items in bigger moving boxes and heavier items in smaller cartons.

Distribute weight. Pack heavy items on the bottom of the carton and lighter items on top.

Label everything. Always label moving boxes with its contents, rather than just the room in which it belongs. This will also assist if you want us to deliver a few things but not everything out of storage.

Fill empty space. Avoid crushing and limit movement by using fabric, tea towels, clothing, paper, or bubble wrap to completely fill moving cartons.

Pack plates upright. Stack plates vertically (after wrapping them in packing paper) like in the dishwasher, and they are less likely to break. Trust us, we have been packing for 150+ years.

Take a picture. Before dismantling any computer equipment or electronics, photograph the cords and connections to help you remember where all the wires go.

Maximize space. Vacuum sealed bags are a great way to efficiently store things like duvets, winter clothes, blankets, and pillows.

Don’t risk spills. Drain garden hoses and tighten the lids on all jars or bottles in the pantry before packing.

Prevent mould and mildew. Make sure your appliances are completely drained of water and dry from any moisture.

Double check for hazardous items. We do not allow the storage of flammable liquids or gas cylinders and our certified professionals will not take those items, so check your grilling equipment, camping gear, and drain all motorized tools of gas.