Easy Storage Tips for Everyone

Reduce clutter and stress

  • Storing some of your household items in your home or in a unit can greatly reduce clutter and stress – read our blog here on how decluttering can help relieve anxiety.
  • At Easy Storage Rockingham we recommend that you store things correctly to ensure your items remain safe and damage-free, ready to use when you need them again.
  • We would like to give you some expert tips to ensure you get the most of your storage experience.


Storage tips

  • If you have a large home and/or shed, choose a safe storage space in your home, garage or shed where you can stack boxes, furniture, etc. out of the way.
  • Alternatively, we recommend that you rent a storage unit at Easy Storage Rockingham. We offer 24 hours access to your unit, in our secure facility and we have many different sizes and options available to choose from – come and see for yourself or have look online at our wide range of storage units and parking spaces
  • When packing and storing your valuables, we recommend you create a labelling system. Do not fool yourself into believing that you’ll remember each box’s contents! Choose a system that works best for YOU – colour coding can make it easier too.
  • Consider the temperature differences from season to season, depending the storage period you anticipate. Some delicate items like fabric, waxes, books and art may need additional protection against temperature or humidity changes.
  • Utilise items you already own and wish to store, to help protect other items you are storing, e.g. protect knives by packing them inside over mitts, or wrap fragile items in linen or towels. For everything else, we offer a wide range of packing supplies for every need. You can order online or come into our box shop.
  • Our experiences staff at Easy Storage Rockingham recommends that you ensure everything is completely DRY before you pack, to avoid any growth of mould and mildew.
  • It is also wise to wrap everything you possibly can – industrial plastic wrap can protect items from dust, pests and moisture – you can order this online too!
  • Easy Storage Rockingham’s top tip is to tape all screws and small parts to items you have taken apart (like bunk beds, desks, etc.). This makes it much easier when you unpack later.
  • Before you take any items apart, we recommend that you take pictures of these items and store it on your phone – this will simplify putting it together again later!
  • If at all possible, avoid using newspaper to pack your items, especially if you plan to store them for a longer period. Newspaper ink rubs off over time and can get messy. Use butcher’s paper or bubble wrap instead – you can buy these at our box shop or online.
  • It is always a good idea to plan which items you will most likely need next. Pack these in a separate box, close for easy access and make sure you mark this box clearly. Store this away in your storage unit closest to the opening, to reach it easily.
  • Easy Storage Rockingham recommends that you utilise all available space in your boxes, inside your washing machine and drawers of cabinets – you get the idea. Using similar size boxes will make stacking easy. Come and have a look at our quality, industry standard boxes.
  • It is important not to pack too heavy! You do not want to carry too much weight or have any boxes tear and damage their contents.
  • It is also essential to use quality packing tape, to avoid boxes popping open and the contents spilling out! Many of our storage unit customers have learned this lesson the hard way! Easy Storage Rockingham only stocks the best quality tape for your peace of mind!
  • When stacking boxes, ensure you utilise vertical space in your storage unit. Take care to stack heavier items below and lighter, more fragile items on top. And mark your fragile boxes very clearly – Easy Storage Rockingham stocks specialised Fragile tape for this exact reason.
  • Buy a quality lock for your storage unit – check out our storage unit lock range
  • Talk to our friendly staff at Easy Storage Rockingham about insurance on the contents of your storage unit. Read about insurance in our blog here.
  • One last important tip from us at Easy storage Rockingham is to set a reminder to check on your items regularly for the duration of storage. This is why our 24 hour access is extremely convenient for our customers!


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