Preparing for Storage

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Preparing for Storage

Tips to help you prepare your items for storage.

With a little planning and preparation, preparing to place your items in long or short term storage should be a stress free experience. If you need any help or advice, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Storage Preparation

Hints & Tips

  • Are you placing your refrigerator or freezer into storage, if so you should also defrost them approximately one week beforehand.
  • Ensure your washing machine and dryer are clean and dry.
  • Likewise clean any outdoor or garden items well in advance.
  • While you are packing and wrapping your items yourself for self storage or mobile self store, ensure that you have sufficient packing materials. 
  • All boxes should be labelled, so you know where to find your most important items.
  • Plants, food and animals cannot be stored. 
  • Precious items jewellery and money should not be stored either.
  • Ensure you wrap fragile items thoroughly in paper, bubble wrap or foam wrap for extra protection while in storage.
  • Also if you are loading the storage container yourself load any items you think you may need access to at the front or on top.
  • Do not forget to arrange insurance for all your belongings while they are being moved and kept in storage. 
  • We do take exceptional care of your goods, however, for your peace of mind, we offer a comprehensive transit and storage insurance.

Contact us on 0800 4488336 or e-mail to find out more.

George Bernard Shaw

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We provide a full range of removal services including; household residential moves, commercial removals, international shipping, storage and self-storage. With over 40 years’ experience we guarantee a cost effective and  efficient service to all of our clients.


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