Storage Tips

Tips to help you prepare for storage

We’ve put together some storage tips so you can benefit from our experience and make sure you’re ready.

Make sure that you have enough storage boxes and packaging supplies. We can help if you don’t!

Packing and storage advice

  • Disassemble large pieces – put any screws, fixings etc in labelled bags.
  • Box everything to avoid losing things.
  • Use proper storage boxes that won’t fall apart or crush.
  • Don’t pu too many heavy items in one box to avoid weighty boxes.
  • Wrap china and glassware piece by piece – heaviest items at the bottom padding out empty corners and spaces.
  • Label your boxes clearly on thetop and sides.
  • Make an inventory of numbered boxes and their contents.
  • Clean out fridges, freezers, ovens and food cupboards, and tape doors closed for the journey.
  • Call us for any further storage advice.

StorageSelf storage tips for moving goods in the van

  • Load biggest items first and pad spaces between items.
  • Fasten your load so that your packed possessions don’t topple or slide around.
  • Put your personal items such as your handbag, wallet, specs and keys in one bag so you can keep them safe in the cab of the van.

Tips for using your storage space effectively

  • Store largest items first.
  • Fill hollow items such as wardrobes with smaller boxes – to maximise your storage capacity.
  • Label and number all boxes – keep a numbered list, and stack boxes so the labels are visible
  • Store appliances clean, with doors wedged open.
  • In a large storage unit leave access space – like a walkway down the middle.
  • Put dust sheets over stored goods.

Moving? Need a Quote?...


We can help with advice or a quote…

To get started, simply call 01732 386066 – 7 days a week 9am-9pm – or fill out our basic on-line form (Don't worry, it's short and sweet!).

Next, we will contact you to arrange a FREE SURVEY and provide you with a FREE QUOTATION.

All our surveys and quotations are carried out by our Director.

If all is to your satisfaction, we start the removal process – your possessions will be professionally packed by our fully trained packing team, or you can take the DIY Packing option and pack yourself – we can supply Packing Materials if you need them.

On your moving day we'll either take your possessions to your new home and/or to our storage facility depending on your needs.

Our customers appreciate…

  • that they can trust us
  • our friendly, personal service
  • competitive prices for a professional service

Relax! Chatfields Home Removals will be with you every step of the way