Unit B1 Whitecross Business Centre
Whitecross Lane Shanklin
Isle of Wight PO37 7EJ

Storage Hints & Tips

Here at Store It IOW we are always here to help you get the most out of your storage unit.

By following a few of our simple, straight forward hints & tips you will be confident in storing your goods safely and securely but also maximizing the storage space you have.

  • Use good quality packing boxes.   A full range of packaging materials can be purchased in store, please ask a member of staff for more details
  • Always completely fill boxes, as partially full or bulging boxes may tip or collapse
  • Heavy items should be packed into small boxes so that they are easy to lift & carry
  • Label boxes for easy reference when locating goods or marking fragile or heavy items (check out our handy label document) > Handy Box Labels
  • Keep an inventory of your stored items in a safe place
  • Ensure all fragile goods are wrapped in protective packaging or bubble wrap prior to storing
  • Dishes, glasses or other fragile china should be wrapped in tissue paper or bubble wrap before placing into boxes
  • Clean garden equipment prior to storing
  • Use wardrobe/garment boxes to hang any clothes to prevent creasing & keep shape
  • Place heavy or bulky items in your storage unit first to provide a good stacking base
  • Plan your storage space – any items that you will not need access to can be stored at the back of your unit
  • To maximise space stack similar sized boxes together
  • Do not stack heavy items on sofas or mattresses
  • Always place a protective cover over your soft furnishings – we stock furniture covers in store
  • Stack chairs seat to seat with a blanket or piece of cardboard to separate them
  • Leave refrigerator or freezer doors open to allow ventilation & always ensure freezers are fully defrosted prior to storing.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard & bubble wrap, marked fragile and stored on their end
  • Cover your goods with dust sheets to reduced dust build up