Storage Tips

At Best Value Storage we endeavour to make your storage experience hassle-free and hope your mind is at rest while we guard over your valuable possessions. Here are some helpful hints for better storage:

  1. Plan your storage space. Place those items you may need access to the front and allow for walkways
  2. Make up an inventory of your stored items and keep in a safe place elsewhere
  3. Stack lighter boxes on top of heavier ones
  4. Spray furniture with a good polish. Cover with drop clothes
  5. Do not store food items unless in sealed containers
  6. Defrost refrigerators and leave the door open, place deodorizer inside
  7. List contents of boxes on all sides, number and seal with tape
  8. Wrap mattresses in plastic or paper and do not set directly on the concrete floor
  9. Keep all items off the floor if possible to let air underneath
  10. To avoid moth damage it is advisable to liberally use mothballs or similar product
  11. Wrap picture and mirrors in cardboard, mark fragile
  12. Large appliances can be used as “packing cases” for blankets, towels, clothes etc
  13. Shovels, rakes, hoses etc can be stored together in empty rubbish bins
  14. Tables with removable legs should be “broken down” to save space
  15. Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture
  16. Even though management take precautions against mice these can enter in with other tenants’ belongings. It is therefore advisable to place rodent control balls inside your storage unit
  17. We advise against storing art objects and pianos
  18. To guard against linens drawing damp, wrap a cup of soap powder in a man-size handkerchief and store amongst sheets and other linens
  19. Remember Invercargill weather is varied when packing and moving
  20. The company cannot be held responsible for what you store in your unit
  21. Do not store any goods that are illegal, stolen, inflammable, explosive, toxic, hazardous, perishable, will attract vermin or that are a risk to the property of any person eg. gas, chlorine, acid, paint, petrol and anything that can leak