Once you have chosen a safe storage space for your valuables, the next thing you should do is to pack your things properly. To keep them safe while in storage, you have to make sure that they are secured in appropriate packaging. Even if you have chosen the best space for storage Melbourne can offer, this won’t guarantee that the quality of your items will remain the same after you go back and retrieve them. If you want to preserve their quality, you have to carefully wrap them in paper or bubble wraps before you arrange them inside boxes and porta robes. Aside from that, it is also a good idea to label each box according to its contents so it will be easier for you to locate your items once you need to unpack them.
If you are going to pack electrical appliances, make sure you are going to clean them thoroughly first before storing them. This is mostly important if you are going to store fridges and freezers. Before you lock them inside the storage room, you have to clean them properly and make sure to leave the doors ajar. You can use a good quality deodorizer to keep them fresh for long. As for other electrical appliances such as computers and TV sets, you can secure them with blankets or other protective coverings to keep them from accumulating dusts. But before you do that, make sure that the cords and other wirings are not loose in order to avoid damage.
As for tall and bulky furniture such as cupboards and wardrobes, it is best to empty out their contents during the move. It makes it easier for the movers to left them and move around. If a piece of furniture is less heavy, it will be more manageable to handle thus minimizing the chances of scratches and damages.
Among the most complicated things to pack are the breakable items such as mirrors and glassware. Ideally, before they are to be placed in boxes, they should be wrapped individually with paper or bubble wraps. Newspaper is okay but they are not ideal for long term storage as them may leave stains especially on ceramic items. When packing them in boxes, make sure to leave enough room at the top to stuff additional paper. This will serve as cushion and will protect your breakable while in transit.
Finally, when you are planning to store paintings and mirrors, you can also wrap them individually with bubble wraps and tuck them inside a portrait box. And to prevent breaking, secure the box with a tape. Spread it across in a cross formation.