Storage Tips For Business

Secure self safe storage

Electrical Equipment
All equipment should be thoroughly cleaned and dry before it is stored. Any equipment with sealing doors, such as a refrigerator, should be stored with its door slightly ajar.

Files, Records and Other Documents
Pack books flat to protect their spines. Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors. Use packing to fill out empty pockets in the boxes. Do not pack fragile items in the same box with books and do not overload.

Fragile Items
Place a layer of packing inside the bottom and at the top of boxes containing fragile items. All items should be individually wrapped placing the most fragile near the top of the cartons. Again, fill all pockets with packing paper. When stacking boxes that contain delicate items, place these on top of those containing heavy items. Label all boxes containing delicate items “FRAGILE.”

Office Furniture
Place a pallet, corrugated cardboard mat, or plastic sheet on the floor and stand sofas on end. Disassemble furniture and wrap table legs in paper. If furniture, such as a table will not disassemble, place padding on the floor and place the table on its top with legs pointing up. Most lightweight chairs can be stacked “seat to seat” or placed upside down on other furniture. Keep upholstery off the floor. Finally, place a light dust cover over your furniture.