Gather up plenty of sturdy plastic or cardboard boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, masking tape, markers and furniture covers. For your convenience, all these necessary packing supplies are available for purchase at all Gizmo Storage locations.
Clearly label boxes so you know their contents. Number the boxes on all four sides, seal with masking tape, and keep a list of their contents at your home or office for reference. Clearly mark “fragile” on all boxes containing breakable items.
During transport, tape all doors shut and secure movable parts. While storing, keep refrigerator and freezer doors slightly open. Larger appliances make excellent “packing cases” for blankets, towels, tablecloths, and clothes.
Leave slipcovers on upholstered chairs and cover them with plastic chair covers. Sofas and loveseats can be stored on end to save floor space. Always place a protective waterproof cover under the end on the floor. Cushions should be wrapped in plastic and placed on top.
Do not assume that your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance will cover your belongings while in storage. You may need to purchase extra insurance coverage. Contact your insurance agent to verify your coverage. If you do not have insurance coverage, affordable storage protection is available through the SafeStor tenant insurance program. It can be paid with your rent, and is available in various levels of coverage at all Gizmo Storage locations. Ask your Property Manager for more information.