Storage Hints and Tricks! as per 'Self Storage Australia' Recommendations
Plan your storage space - large, heavy items you can stack other goods on are generally stored at the back. Work forward and upwards with lighter more fragile items. Store goods you'll need to access at the front of the space, or leave a walkway to the rear if necessary. Using professional storage cartons and accessories gives maximum protection and makes stowing and unpacking easier and safe.
Place those items that you need to access often in the front of the unit.
Leave a small space around the perimeter of your storage unit to aid circulation.
Look Up!, Utilise all of the space available to you, including the height.
Stack the lighter boxes on top of the heavier boxes.
Don't over-pack cartons or they will be too hard to lift.
If tables won't disassemble, place a mat or protective plastic on the ground and lay the tabletop face down on the floor with the legs pointing up.
Cover stuffed furniture with cardboard, blankets or plastic covers to protect against dust.
Don't place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
Never lay paintings or mirrors flat. Ensure they are wrapped or placed in proper picture/mirror cartons.
To ensure safe storage: Do not store anything combustible (i.e. paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, paint, etc.)
Do not store any living things (including plants), or perishable goods (especially foodstuffs).
Empty petrol from mowers, whipper snipers, etc.
Ensure gas bottles are empty and BBQ or cooking surfaces are clean.
1.5m x 1.5m Storage Unit
Suitable for a large room of belongings.
1.5m x 3m Storage Unit
Suitable for 2-3 rooms worth of belongings.
Could store the entire contents of a small one bedroom apartment.
3m x 3m Storage Unit
Would store all the contents of a small home or two bedroom apartment. This is one of the most commonly used self storage unit sizes.
6m x 6m Storage Unit
Would hold all the contents of a larger family home.
Used for commercial storage of tools, equipment or products.
Ideal for large archival record storage.
Allows for easy access to goods in storage.
Arrange disconnection and reconnection of services like power, gas and phone. Cancel deliveries like the paper, and organise redirection of mail with the local post office.
Authorties and Businesses to notify of your change of address include:
Electoral Office, Department of Transport, banks and financial advisers, ATO, insurance companies, educational institutions and Medicare.
The Storage Agreement:
The Self Storage Association of Australia advises the use of the Standard Self Storage Agreement to protect the Storer and the Storage center Owner. It is an important document. Be sure to read it thoroughly. If you have any questions ask us!
What cannot be stored:
Common sense, State and Federal laws determine what can and can't be stored. However, under the Self Removal and Storage Agreement you can't store hazardous, dangerous, illegal, stolen, perishable, environmentally harmful goods or explosive goods.
The goods you have in a Self Storage space are yours and remain your sole responsibility. You should always have them covered by insurance. Your goods are not insured by Self Removal and Storage. Check with your insurance provider to see if your cover has provision for items in storage - you may already be covered. If not, we can assist you with the provision of insurance cover.