KNOW BEFORE YOU STORE
Appliances: Clean and dry appliances prior to storage. Keep doors slightly ajar during storage.
Electronics: Wrap small items in plenty of packing material. Do not use packing peanuts with computers, radios, etc. as the material could generate static electricity that could damage the circuit boards.
Dishes and Glassware: Wrap items individually. Cushion tops and bottoms with a layer of paper or bubble wrap.
Mirrors: Make sure to store on edge, not flat.
Holiday Decorations: Place in original container when possible. Pad with packing materials for added protection
Lamps: Remove lampshade and wrap cord around the base. Wrap lamp base in padding, and wrap shade and place in a separate box.
Mattresses and Box Springs: Store on long end for firmer support. Keep covered for protection.
Blankets, Clothing and Drapery: Have cleaned prior to storing in wardrobe boxes for protection. Mothballs or cedar chips can be used for added protection.
Books and Documents: Pack books flat to protect their spines.
Metal Items: To prevent rusting, place a small amount of machine oil on metal items, such as tools, bicycles, etc.
Small Engine Items: Drain gasoline and run the carburetor dry for items with a small engine before outdoor storage.