PACKING TIPS FOR YOUR STORED GOODS

    • Mattresses should be wrapped in plastic.  Do not lean unwrapped mattresses on walls or directly on floors this can cause moisture to accumulate on your mattress.
    • Label all boxes on the outside for content.  This will make finding and unpacking much easier.
    • Place items that you might need to use close to the door for easy access.
    • Rubbing a light coat of oil will retard rust from forming on metal surfaces.
    • Spray furniture with polish and cover with a drop cloth or sheeting to protect the wood finish.
    • Keep all items off the floor, if possible.  Skids/pallets will allow air to flow between stored items and the floor preventing moisture which results in mold and mildew.


  • Take special care when packing dishes, glassware, and mirrors.  Dishes and glassware should be packed individually with a layer of packing material on the bottom, top and sides.  Mirrors should be packed in individual cardboard and taped on sides to prevent breakage.
  • Defrost refrigerators and leave the door ajar, a box of baking soda is great to place inside.
  • Seal boxes with packing tape.
  • Store musical instruments, antiques, art objects and electronic equipment in climate controlled units.
  • Boxes, plastic bags, or clothing bags are advisable for clothes.
  • Place a dryer sheet in Dressers and Chest of Drawers.  Do not close the drawers completely so they can expand and shrink with temperatures without warping the drawers