Self-Storage Containers – some great tips for storing your possessions

By Safestore ContainersOctober 5, 2012Safestore Containers, Self Storage
Business & Commercial Self Storage Storing Stock

Safestore Containers’ Self-Storage units are clean, dry and secure.

Our Self-Storage units at our facilities in Auckland are a fantastic short or long term storage option.

But there are several ways in which you can enhance your storage experience and make sure your things are even more protected.

In this blog we’ll be giving you some handy tips on how to best store your goods in our Self-Storage units.

Handy Storage Tips for a Container for Hire


If you’re storing electrical appliances in our Self-Storage unit, they need a thorough clean first.  It’s also a good idea to disinfect them and make sure they’re nice and dry before putting them inside your unit.

Store your appliances with the doors slightly ajar and find out whether they can be stacked on top of each other.


Prevent rust on metal surfaces by wiping them down with a few drops of machine oil.


If your Self-Storage unit will be storing paper items like books, files and documents, they need to lie flat and it’s a great idea to fill any empty space in their box with newspaper or bubble wrap.


Any fabric item including clothes, curtains, drapes and linens should be washed and dried or even dry-cleaned before going into the Self-Storage unit.  This will avoid attracting pests.


You can protect your dishes and glassware with bubble wrap or something similar.  And, just like your documents and books, fill any empty spaces in their box with bubble wrap, newspaper or even packing peanuts.


It may have taken you a while to assemble in the first place, but we recommend disassembling furniture to go into your Self-Storage unit (just remember to store the instruction manual too).  Also place the furniture on corrugated cardboard matting, or something similar.

Stack chairs ‘seat to seat’ but we would advise you not to stack other furniture on top of each other in the Self-Storage unit.


Still got some of your old CDs, tapes and vinyl records?  Airtight containers or boxes are best.


Anything with a screen like a computer or TV should be covered with a dust cover and, if it’s being stored in the Self-Storage unit near other large items, wrapping it in bubble wrap is a great idea.

Just a few simple measures can give your things that extra bit of protection while inside a Self-Storage unit.

Contact Safestore Containers today to organise your storage solution.