Storage Checklist

 In Storage

PODS knows that getting ready and placing your goods into storage isn’t always a straight forward process. We have put a Storage Checklist together for you to help make it easier. Don’t forget that our Customer Care team are only a phone call away, ready with advice and information to help you. Please call us on 1800 467 637 if you need some help.

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General Tasks

  • Always secure Contents Protection
  • Create an inventory list of all items.
  • Protect items with moving blankets or bubble wrap.
  • Label boxes or containers on all sides.
  • Consider reusable, clear plastic containers so you can easily view contents.
  • Pack lighter boxes on top of heavier ones.
  • Do not store any toxins or flammables.
  • Do not store any food items.

Furniture Storage Checklist

  • Apply furniture oil to wooden pieces before storing for added protection.
  • Disassemble larger items such as tables, bed frames, etc. to save space.
  • Put all hardware in bags and label accordingly.
  • Use paper pads or PODS moving blankets when stacking furniture to prevent scratching.

Electronic Storage Checklist

  • Original boxes for electronics are best. Otherwise packing items separately in bubble wrap, cushion foam, and even wadded up newspaper will help.
  • Label corresponding cords and components by using color coded stickers.

Appliance Storage Checklist

  • Clean all appliances thoroughly prior to storing.
  • Leave doors slightly ajar to prevent mould or mildew.

Pictures and Mirrors Storage Checklist

  • Wrap pictures that are small and stand them on end in boxes.
  • For larger ones, buy special picture moving boxes.
  • Always store mirrors or framed pieces on end, not flat.

Crystal, China and Glassware Storage Checklist

  • Buy boxes designed for this with dividers.
  • Wrap each item with paper or bubblewrap.
  • Label these boxes as FRAGILE.

Clothing and Curtains Storage Checklist

  • Use special wardrobe boxes or garment bags to hang items.
  • Hang items on non-rusting hangers.
  • Dresser drawers are great space savers for storing smaller items.
  • If storing wool items, use cedar chips and/or mothballs to prevent moth damage.

On-site Storage with PODS

  • Remember PODS Containers can be kept on-site at your location, or in one of our Secure Storage Centres
  • If storing your container in a community, you may need to check you community guidelines for container placement.
  • When storing your container on a street, please remember to adhere to local council ordinances.

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