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.
Showing 6 comments
  • Yvonne Brown

    Hi, I’m still waiting for your response to my enquiry and quote.

    • Elaine Cross

      Hi Yvonne, I’m sorry I have not seen an email from you with your enquiry, I can see we emailed you a quote on the 02.02.23 to your email address, it may have gone into you junk/spam box, if you would like to email your enquiry to


  • Mandy usher

    Hi I’m just wondering if there is an insurance I can take on my items that are stored in the pod which is in my driveway .

    • Lisa Brown

      Once the PODS Container has been delivered, we are unable to apply CPO or COO to the order. My recommendation would be to contact your household insurer to make enquiries.

  • Sandra

    If I rented a large pod and stored at your facility can you insure it while it is there or do we have to seek other insurance from somewhere

    • Lisa Brown

      Good morning, you can place a $10,000 policy on the PODS Container whilst at the depot, for definable events, it does not cover your for ie: incorrect packing, mold, etc whilst at the depot. You can seek insurance from your own household insurer.

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