Goods should be thoroughly cleaned and dried before storing to prevent mould and staining. Packing accessories such as cartons, portarobes, bubblewrap and tape to seal the boxes will protect and maintain your goods whilst in Storage. Pick a carton to suit the weight of the goods to be packed, for example use smaller cartons for heavier items such as books and crockery. Always label cartons once you’ve packed them so you know what’s in them – this will help you find them in Storage and save on unpacking time when you move out. Plan your Storage space so larger, heavier items are placed at the rear of the unit, then move forwards and upwards with lighter, fragile items. Store goods you’ll need to access at the front of the unit near the entry.
What Not To Store
Items not suitable or allowed in storage are hazardous, illegal, perishable, environmentally harmful or explosive goods, such as paint, petrol, chlorine etc.
The goods you have in Self Storage are yours and remain your sole responsibility. Check with your insurance provider to see if your cover has provision for items in Storage – you may already be covered. If not, we can offer a competitive quotation on your insurance needs.
- Arrange disconnection and reconnection of services like gas & phone.
- Cancel deliveries like the paper.
- Redirect mail with the post office.
- Notify authorities and businesses of your change of address, including:
- Electoral office
- Vehicle registration office
- Banks and financial advisors
- Taxation office
- Insurance company
- Medicare and private health fund.