HELPFUL PACKING TIPS

  • Dispose of old or unwanted items prior to move in to help save space.

  • Store sofas on an end to maximize space.

  • Disassemble weak or heavy pieces of furniture to allow more storage space.

  • Clean refrigerators and freezers, drain water supply lines, vacuum coils and fill with other kitchen items; store with doors slightly ajar.

  • Put heavy items in small boxes and light items in large boxes.

  • Be sure to leave a space between the walls and your items to allow ventilation.

  • Take proper precautions to protect furniture with mattress covers, poly blankets or sheets for coverings.

  • Ensure all gas powered items are drained prior to move in. This will eliminate any odors.

  • Store mattresses with a cover, upright along the side of your unit for short periods only; for long-term, keep them flat with nothing on top.

  • Wrap mirrors and pictures with bubble wrap and store them upright along the side of the unit.

  • Consider putting clothing in wardrobe boxes.

  • Avoid moving during a rainstorm to prevent mold and mildew.

  • Purchase Dry-Out moisture eliminator desiccants to help prevent moisture during your long-term stay.

  • Store items you may need often, at the front of your unit.