Moving? What a muddle!

If you follow these handy hints and tips you’ll find that packing and storing is a whole lot easier!

Top Packing Tips

Pack everything in boxes – Do not have loose items. Tape the boxes along the bottom and bottom edges to make them more secure.
Label or number your boxes – keeping an inventory of your items for easy reference.
Boxes should be filled to capacity to avoid them tipping or collapsing – use the bubble wrap to fill gaps. Use smaller boxes for heavy items so that they are easy to lift Make sure that no sharp edges stick out.
Individually wrap crockery, glasses and fragile items in bubble wrap before packing.
Wrap pictures and mirrors individually in bubble wrap. Mark them as fragile and stack them on end.
Pack books flat and do not overload the boxes. Pack the top of the box with lighter items.
Drain freezers, washing machines and refrigerators prior to storage. Make sure you store these items with the door wedged open. Empty your vacuum cleaner. Check all appliances to secure unattached parts e.g. glass turntable in microwave.
Bicycles and Garden equipment should be cleaned – wipe metal surfaces with WD40 or similar and drain petrol and diesel from machinery before storing. Take batteries out of lights.
Remove legs from tables, wrap the top in blankets and stand on end, wrapping the legs in paper or bubble wrap. Or lay them on blankets top down with legs pointing up.
Disassemble beds. Stack chairs seat to seat. Pack things in drawers.

Top Storage Tips:

Lay dustsheets on the floor of the unit for protection of your goods and soft furnishings.
Put bulky or heavy items in first; stand sofas and mattresses on end, leaving an air gap between items and do not stack or lean anything against walls.
Maximise available space by stacking similar sized boxes together, items that you will need frequently should be stored close to the door for easy access.
Don’t forget! We have a full range of packaging materials and we will be delighted to help solve your storage problems.

Why Self Storage?

You could be moving house or emigrating? You might want to free up some more space in your home or office, or you could be planning a sale of some of the items you’ve accumulated over the years.

Maybe you need somewhere to store important documents or office equipment, or you own a store and need somewhere to keep surplus or seasonal stock.


Whatever your reasons, if you need more space, then a self-storage unit could be the answer to all your problems. If that sounds like you, then call Fort Locks Self Storage today, 01295 277 477


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Fort Locks Self Storage
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Don Hawkins
Don Hawkins
20:35 30 May 20
A really helpful, efficient and professional service. Everyone we dealt with was very friendly and couldn't do enough... to help. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Fort more
Sophia Malik
Sophia Malik
10:59 07 Apr 20
I have tried 2 local storage places before coming here and this one exceeds them all. Welcoming, friendly and efficient... service. I would highly recommend fort locks for your storage solution. The units are clean, and easily accessible and the staff are just great. I will definitely return in the future if I require storage again. I highly recommend to more
chris stagg
chris stagg
22:36 17 Mar 20
Great company, always made me welcome when I popped to the unit, tea, coffee or water. Kind helpful team on site,... thanks I will use you again!!read more
bernie b
bernie b
09:08 14 Feb 20
Friendly staff, great customer service
Jacqui Brooks
Jacqui Brooks
20:46 25 Jan 20
I haven’t used the storage facility but go there regularly to purchase strong packing boxes and the best ever packing... tape! Look out for the air more
Mike Newton Ninja
Mike Newton Ninja
10:19 25 Dec 19
these guys were really good, helping me out loads when I needed it. thoroughly recommended. Geoff especially - top... bloke, cheers more
janet friday
janet friday
13:24 30 Sep 19
Excellent storage facility. Good weather proof units. Very helpful and cheerful staff. You only pay for the days you... use the unit and the refund for days you haven't used is paid very more
Peter Beard
Peter Beard
22:05 21 Jun 19
Went to book a storage unit and found the staff who i spoke to were friendly and down to earth and took the time to... listen to what size of unit i was looking for and what i was wanting to store.The way i was treated was as though i was family not just another customer coming through the gates and not just wanting to take the money, all in all they made me feel relaxed and felt like familyread more
Martin Pauco
Martin Pauco
14:05 08 May 19
AffordableSafeAccessibleKind staffI would store with them again.They were very helpful and flexible when i was... renting a biggest storage unit. Hassle free, I like the free bottled water touch and tea and coffee. 5 stars!!!read more
Sarah to old to care
Sarah to old to care
11:23 22 Sep 18
Very good very friendly very helpful.
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