1. Plan your storage space. Place those items that you may
    need to access often in the front. Allow for walk-ways.

2. List contents of boxes on all four sides and number the

3. Make up an inventory of your stored items by number and
    keep it in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.

5. CAUTION: Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE (i.e. paint
    thinner, gasoline, solvents, paint, etc.)

6. Use uniform size boxes for easy stacking. Be sure your
    boxes are strong enough. It is best not to put too much in
    each box.)

7. Stack lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes.

8. Dishes and glass should be wrapped in paper and packed
    in sturdy boxes. Stack item on top.

9. Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard,
    marked “FRAGILE” and stacked end up.

10. Furniture drawers can be utilized as storage places for
      pictures, knickknacks, china, silverware, small items, etc.
      Wrap them in table cloths, towels or blankets to prevent

11. Larger appliances make excellent “packing cases” for
      blankets, towels, table cloths and clothes.

12. Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in
      empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside one another.

14. Sofas and love seats can be stored on end to save space.
      Always place a protective cover under the item on the
      floor. Cushions should be wrapped in plastic and placed
      on top.

15. Cover stuffed furniture with plastic to protect against

16. If you stand mattresses on their side, “prop” them up so
      they stand straight. (they may tend to bend out of shape
      and become lumpy.) It is best to store mattresses flat on
      top of stacked boxes or furniture.

17. Do not store perishable items (flour, potatoes, candy,

19. Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered

20. Always use a good quality lock on your door.