You already got some information on ways to arrange furniture for storage from Part 1, today we will discuss more tricks on how to get ready for storage!

Step 1. Empty any device that should be stored and wipe it down (To state the obvious, you must first defrost freezers and refrigerators). Keep in mind to put some baking soda, it helps to sanitize the items and bring them a fresh smell.

Step 2. Ensure all the connected tubes or inner systems of your devices are properly wiped-out of any water (especially dishwashers and washing machine). Otherwise, the dampness can frost and destroy the devices when it’s a cold time or there could be mold if it’s a hot summer.

Step 3. It’s a good idea to have all the ropes and wires tied down, marked and securely packed. Keep the unplugged tubes inside the devices, this way you will not lose them.

Life hack: We would recommend you not to close the openings of the devices, but keep them slightly opened for necessary ventilation.

Preparing Electronics for Storage

Ensure all electronic appliances that will be stored are absolutely clean and free of dirt. It’s better to use the original boxes for delicate electronics or boxes of the same size. Fill the remaining space in the cardboard box with stuffing paper, anti-static packing peanuts, or bubble wrap for additional safety. Seal the cardboard box properly and ensure no moisture gets in contact with your stored devices.

Protecting Clothes

Before storing your clothes for a longer period of time, you’re strongly recommended against folding them up and placing them in cardboard. Instead, hang your clothes/outfits/garb on a clothes rail in order to avoid any wrinkles and keep them well ventilated (this will definitely keep the mold at bay). Consider wrapping your most exclusive and valuable apparel in a suitably secured cover to keep them fresh and clean for a long period of time.

Store your hanging clothes in wardrobe boxes as they provide the best possible protection against dirt and moisture.

We recommend using insect repellent produce (naphthalene or mothballs) to secure garments that will be put in moving company storage for a long time.

But what if you have to store mattresses? What should you know first? Below are more helpful tips on How to prepare mattresses, books, and fragile items for storage. Contact Movers Toronto today and let us assist you with your Next Move!