Helpful Hints

  • Helpful Hints Storage at TepunaThe use of boxes, tea chests, paper, bubble wrap, plastic covers will maintain and protect your goods whilst in storage.
  • Fill your boxes to capacity because partially filled boxes will bulge, tip and collapse. Pack heavy items like books, tools into smaller boxes so that they are easier to handle.
  • Label your boxes in case you have to find something while it’s in storage. All larger items should go into the unit first, placed on the floor with lighter things on top of them. You can also fill the drawers and the cupboards
  • Spray furniture with good polish beforehand.
  • It is best to cover your effects with old sheets, blankets or towels especially if you are storing for an extended period of time.
  • During humid summer and damp winter months we recommend that you use moisture absorber in your unit.
  • Defrost, dry and clean refrigerators and freezers before storing and leave doors ajar. A deodoriser placed inside is also a good idea to maintain freshness. A cost effective option is a small container of baking soda.
  • Drain water from washing machine hoses and tape them to the back of the machine. Mark hoses “hot or cold” if not indicated.
  • Wrap breakables (china & Crystal) individually in bubble wrap or paper, packing them tightly into a strong box or tea chest. Fill gaps with scrunched up paper to prevent items moving around. Mark the boxes  "FRAGILE" and store carefully so that they can not fall down. DO NOT place anything heavy on top. Bubble wrap paintings, mirrors bubble wrap and store in an upright position.
  • Large plastic rubbish bags are a good way to store linen.
  • Computers, stereos, TV, videos and electrical equipment need special care. The original boxes are highly recommended for packing.  However bubble wrap and a quality box will do the job.Fill in the gaps.
  • Remove batteries from battery-operated appliances and toys to avoid damage from leaking batteries.
  • Keep items off the floor for long term storage to improve airflow. Ask us about pallet availability.
Contact us to find out how we can safely store your most precious possessions.