Moving & Storage Tips

Here is a short list of tips and tricks to help you store your items. At Jiffy we understand that placing your stuff in storage can be a daunting task, especially if you are moving at the same time. Our tips will help ensure that everything runs smoothly and that your valuables are protected.

Special Storage Tips:

  • Place items that you need to get to often in the front.
  • For extended storage consider a unit that will allow an aisle so that you can access your things without having to unpack your entire unit.
  • Make an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place.
  • It is vital that you drain all remaining gas from lawnmowers, power tools, etc. Moving and storage of any combustibles such as solvents, gas, paints, etc. is STRICTLY PROHIBITED and could void your insurance policy.
  • Use uniformly sized boxes for easy stacking.
  • Stack lighter boxes and boxes marked “Fragile” on top of the heavier boxes.
  • Stack pictures and mirrors on end.
  • Dismantle tables to save space.
  • Store sofas and loveseats on end to save floor space. Place a protective cover (like a moving blanket) under the sofa end at the floor. Wrap cushions in plastic and place on top.
  • Cover exposed belongings with plastic to protect against dust.
  • Prop mattresses on end so they stand straight, otherwise they may bend out of shape or become lumpy.
  • Keep a small box of tools handy for dismantling and reassembling furniture.
  • Check with your insurance agent if you have extended coverage for those items stored away from home. Jiffy can help you with additional insurance coverage.
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