Pack books flat, not standing on end. This will protect the spines which will bend over time if stood upright. Books are very heavy, so pack them in small boxes and don’t put them in boxes with other, more fragile items.
Place mattresses in plastic covers to protect them from dust and moisture. To reduce space, stand them on their ends when placing into unit.
Treat leather items (couch, clothes, etc) with a leather conditioner prior to storing them. Keep furniture items off the floor by placing them on pallets. We would also recommend getting 'damp rid' or something similar to reduce the chance of damage.
Blankets, Draperies and Clothing
Have blankets, draperies and clothing cleaned. Also we recommend not packing them to tight into boxes, especially if storing over winter.
Mirrors and Pictures
Store mirrors and pictures inside similarly sized knocked down boxes. This provides them with protection from scratches and dust.
Furniture and Tables
Place blankets over furniture to protect from scratches and dust. We can provide polythene if you are worried about the concrete floors.
Photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place between pieces of cardboard and tape them together. Do not store irreplaceable photos. Try to keep these items with you.