Tips & Advice

  • Rent the smallest Pod you need and pack it full.
  • Using packing accessories such as bubblewrap, boxes, mattress and furniture covers will maintain and protect your goods whilst in storage.
  • Keep the items you’re most likely to need to access until last so they’re closest to the door.
  • Use your space well. Boxes can be put into wardrobes, and many sofas can rest on their ends.
  • A box for everything and everything in a box” is the best way to store. (Using boxes that are uniform and stacking them shoulder high maximize the space)
  • Group smaller items together and mark the boxes.
  • Use wardrobe boxes for hanging clothing. This will save you a fortune in dry cleaning bills.
  • Heavier items should be stored in smaller boxes.
  • Fill your boxes to the top even if you have to pack them with padding. Boxes that are half full may collapse if anything is stacked on top of them.
  • If you have a large Pod, be sure to create walkways between stacks of boxes to allow easy access.
  • When moving house, pack boxes and label room by room. (This makes unpacking much easier and quicker!).
  • Keep an inventory of all items stored in your Pod. (Polaroids and descriptions are helpful reminders too).
  • Avoid putting heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
  • Use acid-free paper instead of newspaper – newspaper can stain
  • Remove batteries to avoid them leaking.
  • A spray of furniture polish on your wooden furniture will provide added protection.
  • Use a good quality lock on your pod door.
  • Insure your goods for their replacement value!

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