Storage Tips

How to organize your storage room:

  • Leave a few inches of space between your items and the wall for better ventilation.
  • Gather the things you are least likely to need during the time you are storing your belongings. Place these things in the room first.
  • Store heaviest items on the bottom and lighter items on the top.
  • Place cartons so that you can read the label which lists their contents.
  • Place things you are most likely to need closest to the door for easy access.


  • Disassemble items such as tables, bed frames and wrap or cover them with moving pads, sheets or light blankets.
  • Store mirrors or pictures on end.
  • Store clothing and draperies in wardrobe boxes or hangers.
  • Label boxes on all six sides and keep a list for easy reference.
  • When you disassemble electronics, such as computers, stereos, or things that have numerous cords, place small colored stickers on the cord and the same color sticker where the cord goes.
  • Old photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place them between two pieces of cardboard and tape them together.
  • Rubbermaid containers are great to store your items.

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