YOUR GUIDE TO
RESIDENTIAL & PERSONAL STORAGE
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RESIDENTIAL STORAGE Choosing the right self-storage facility to store your personal effects is an important decision. Waterloo Storage is the ideal solution for your storage needs. We can assist when you are: • Travelling • Moving house • Storing family possessions • • • •
Clearing household clutter Renovating & don’t want your personal items damaged De-cluttering your home for sale Living in a small apartment and require more storage
Our state of the art controlled access card gives you complete control over who enters your unit. Multiple access cards available for individual units upon request.
HINTS AND TIPS By following these simple steps when packing your items in preparation for storage, you can be assured that when it’s time to retrieve your goods they’ll be free of damage, and ready for storing.
GENERAL TIPS: • Pack items properly before you get to the storage centre. • Choose the best size unit for your needs. • Ensure that heavy items aren’t leaning against the walls of your unit as this can cause damage. • Utilise all of the space available to you, including the height. • Make sure the boxes aren’t over-filled so that they become too awkward or heavy to lift. • Stack the lighter boxes on top of the heavier boxes.
• Don’t over-pack a carton or it will be too hard to lift or rearrange in the unit when adding additional items and removing needed ones. • Pack cartons so they are evenly balanced and won’t tip over and cause damage. • Box unusually shaped items. • Collapse anything that would otherwise take up too much space if left intact, such as beds and tables. • Plan your storage space and prepare the items accordingly. • Store heavy or large items at the back or at the bottom.
Number your labels and mark what’s inside each box for quick checking and organising when you take your possessions home. Make a note of how many boxes you have.
• Label each box clearly on the side. • Pack items you may need, such as important papers, in accessible containers at the front of the unit for easy access. • Allow for walking space if you will be accessing things regularly. • Keep fabric off the bare floor (e.g. mattresses, upholstery). • Clearly label fragile items and store them away from heavier items. • Arrange adequate insurance cover before you store.
Tip #2 Make a list or take photos. Grouping your belongings into logical batches of labelled boxes obviously makes it easier to find things later. BUT putting the odd item in with books or linen will probably happen and recording where “it” is will be a big help later..
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ELECTRICAL / COMPUTERS: • Repack in original box if possible. *Must ge t • Individually wrap items using bubble wrap. MIRROS AND PAINTINGS • Never lay paintings or mirrors flat. • Ensure they are wrapped or placed in proper picture/mirror cartons and marked ‘FRAGILE’. • Pad mirrors and glass.
BREAKABLES / GLASSWARE / CROCKERY: • Pack breakables in sturdy boxes. • Place packing in the top and bottom of cartons for added protection. • Place heavy items on bottom of carton. • Do not stack any heavy items on top of cartons containing breakables. • Individually wrap breakable items and label box as fragile. • Use crunched paper to fill gaps. • Bubble wrap precious items. • Place plates, saucers and bowls on their sides to prevent any breakage. • Empty space should be filled with packing paper.
TOYS, TOOLS & MACHINERY: • Clean tools before storing. • If prone to rust wipe with oil impregnated cloth. • Drain fuel and oil from all machinery • Remove batteries. • Pack away from goods that may be stained such as furniture.
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FURNITURE • Cover furniture including lounge suites and mattresses with covers. • Bed mattresses should be covered and stood on their end to maximise space. • Use padding or bubble wrap to protect table tops, mirrors and paintings or any other objects with corners or edges. • Don’t place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture. • If tables won’t disassemble, lay the table top face down on the floor with the legs pointing up. Be sure to protect the table top.
BOOKS & RECORDS: • Use small cartons. • Fill cartons completely to avoid collapse. • Pack all financial records into appropriate archive boxes. • Store archive boxes on shelving. • Place all books flat in small cartons.
APPLIANCES: • Make sure everything is clean and dry to prevent rust and mildew from damaging any of your items. • Avoid placing any items inside white goods.
CLOTHING & LINEN: • Make sure linen is clean and dry. • Use naphthalene or mothballs. • Hang clothing in wardrobe cartons to avoid ironing when you unpack. • Put linen in vacuum bags.
Print this “Hints and Tips” booklet out and take it along with you shopping and to the Waterloo Storage facility. Before you start storing things highlight things important to remember.
Tip #4 EVERNOTE is a FREE suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. It’s perfect for recording lists and photographing where you put things .
Download this Storage Guide as a PDF and using EVERNOTE you can save it as a “note” along with your lists of numbered boxes and photos and anything important to remember when looking things.
In EVERNOTE you can create a “note” or a series of “notes”placed into virtual “Notebooks” and sync from your phone to your tablet or computer. “Notes”can be a piece of formatted text, a webpage, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten “ink” note. Notes can also have file attachments. Notes can be sorted into folders, then tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched and exported as part of a notebook. EVERNOTE supports a number of operating system platforms, including OS X, iOS, Chrome OS, Android, Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and webOS. http://evernote.com/
PROHIBITED ITEMS The following items are prohibited from being stored in our storage facilitiy:
Petrol, diesel, kerosene, gasoline Paint and paint thinner, gasoline Solvent Explosives, inflammable materials
Hazardous fluids Perishable goods Firearms Cigarettes Narcotics Gas bottles
FAQS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q. What is the minimum length of time I can store? A. You may store for as long as you require but payment is monthly in advance.
Q. What is the period of notice I must give prior to vacating my storage unit? A. You are required to provide a minimum of 7 days notice.
FAQS CONTINUED… Q. Do you have garage spaces for cars, motorcycles, bikes, trailers etc.? A. Unfortunately, we do not cater for cars, motorcycles, bikes and trailers. Q. Is your storage facility secure? A. The facility provides secure units within a purpose built building. Only you will hold the key to your unit. Q. What shouldn’t I store? A. Any goods which are illegal, stolen, flammable, explosive, environmentally harmful, hazardous, perishable or that are a risk to the property of any person. e.g. Chlorine, acid, paint and petrol. Click here for a list of prohibited items.
Q. Does your insurance cover my goods? A. No, but if you have Home Contents Insurance with either GIO NRMA QBE SUNCORP they will cover you at our facility. You must confirm this with your Insurer. Q. What happens if I do not pay my rent? A. Rent is paid monthly in advance. If rent is not paid according to the Terms of the Storage Agreement we will take repossession of the storage unit and may be forced to sell the contents of the storage unit.
Tip #5 Create a Calendar “reminder” on your smart phone or computer to message you a few days before your monthly storage rent is due.
GOOGLE MAPS is a web mapping application provided free by Google. Just click the link below on your smart phone, tablet, or computer to see the location of Waterloo Storage facility.
From there you can get our street map location, street view or even use the “route planner” for traveling by car, bike, on foot, or even using public transportation to get near to our door.
Waterloo Storage Unit 1, 207 Young St, Waterloo NSW Aletrnative link: http://goo.gl/maps/xjoRP
IMPORTANT NOTES If there is anything we can assist you with please call us and we will do our best to make you stay with us a smooth and hassel free.
WATERLOO STORAGE A. Unit 1, 207 Young St, Waterloo NSW T. (02) 0000 0000 W. wwwwaterloostorage.com.au
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Waterloo Storage: a helpful guide to planning your storage of personal belongings.