Fridges, freezers and other white goods should be thoroughly DRY and CLEAN before storing. While in storage the door should be secured slightly ajar. A deodorizer placed inside fridges or freezers is also a good idea to maintain freshness. Don't place items inside fridges or freezers as the shelves and linings can be easily marked and damaged.
Empty the contents of wardrobes, drawers and cupboards to protect the shelving and structure of these items. Clothing and personal goods should be packed in strong secure cartons with some mothballs or similar product to protect and maintain their condition. Where possible remove the legs from items of furniture to avoid damage and save space. Clean food crumbs from lounges to prevent attracting vermin.
Place a layer of packing inside the top and bottom of boxes containing breakables. Protect fragile items by wrapping them individually in packing paper. Fill any gaps with packing paper. This will keep your fragile items well protected and prevent them from moving around in the cartons while in transit. Label all cartons containing fragile items and avoid storing heavy items on the top of these cartons.
These items should be protected by packing material and stored standing on their edges in an upright position (not lying flat).
Electrical equipment is very delicate and sensitive and should be handled with care. The original boxes are ideal to repack in. However wrapping items individually in bubble-wrap, packing them in cartons, and sealing the top will offer protection for your electrical items. Remember to fill any gaps in the boxes.
Remove the batteries to avoid damage from leaking.
Computers need special care. The original boxes are highly recommended for packing. However bubble-wrap and good quality packing cartons will protect your computer. Remember to use some packing paper in the bottom and top of cartons. This provides extra protection. If you are unsure about your computer, refer to the manufacturer's manual, or consult your retailer, especially if storing for longer than six months.