Moving Tips - Storage Depot

If you’re planning a move using one of our mobile storage units – here are a few tips that could help things run smoothly:

  • Book your Storage Depot container well in advance of your move date. 
  • Start your packing well before the move date.
  • Pack essential items for day to day life (toiletries, clothes etc) in boxes and add them to your Storage Depot container last, so they are easily accessible when unpacking.
  •  Take extra care when packing fragile items such as glass and china. Boxes can be packed out with polystyrene or bubble wrap.
  • Liquids and flammable or dangerous items should be shipped separately. Spillage would risk damaging your other items.
  •  Heavy items should be packed in smaller boxes to keep the weight down. Solid items such as books should be stacked at the bottom.
  • Keep in mind the weight restrictions of the moving container.
  • Try to keep the weight distribution of your boxes spread evenly around the container.
  • Use straps or ropes to secure large items to prevent them from moving around during the trip.
  • Try to keep tabs on the weight of your items to avoid overloading.
  • Labeling boxes by room name or owner’s name can save time unpacking at your destination.
  • Put all items not to be shipped in the container to one side so the loading process is as simple as possible.
  • Empty and defrost your refrigerator and freezer the day before the move.
  • Contact Storage Depot 2-3 days before the move to double check arrangements and confirm timings. Make sure you leave a contact number for the move day.
  • Don’t forget to check all rooms and cupboards for items you might have left behind.

Contact us on 0800 944888 for more assistance.