Storage in London is essential if you are moving house. Follow these tips for packing to save you time and stress
- Write a list of all the items you need to put into storage from your London home. Highlight larger or unusual shaped items, and things that can fold down or be taken apart to make more space in storage. London prices might be more expensive than elsewhere so will need to maximise your space to save money.
- Calculate the total value of all the items you wish to leave in storage in London, and arrange appropriate insurance cover. You must do this before moving your goods into storage.
- Label all your boxes clearly so you can find items quickly and easily when you return to your London storage space.
- Place large and heavy items at the bottom of the storage space, and lighter items at the top. It’s also a good idea to put items you will need frequent access to at the front of the space.
- Use your London storage space cleverly by storing boxes and paper work inside chest of drawers and wardrobes to store boxes and paper work giving you extra room. Position items that you will need frequent access to at the front of the unit.
- Cover all your furniture with protective dust sheets and remember to wrap table and chair legs in thick bubble wrap to avoid scratching. London storage firms will vary in quality so if you’re worried about damage to your goods as they are moved in, do your research first and find a storage company that is recommended by other users.
- Store heavy items in smaller boxes to make for easy lifting. Store china and breakables in stronger cardboard and plastic boxes, and carefully wrap them with bubble wrap or tissue paper. The last thing you want is to return to London, go to the storage space and find all your china in pieces!
- Make sure that fridges and freezers are fully defrosted to prevent water damage and where possible leave the doors open to allow ventilation. Storage, in London or elsewhere, is an airless space and if there is any dampness in your white goods there can be permanent damage.
- Clean, wipe down and dry all garden furniture before storing and make sure that your lawnmower is drained of petrol.
- Purchase a heavy-duty padlock to secure your London storage unit (these can usually be bought on-site). If there will be more than one person accessing the unit consider a combination padlock, and ensure that your storage company is notified of the identity of anyone likely to be entering your storage. London security in particular is kept tight so submit the names and descriptions of these people.
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