We suggest completing a packing inventory. This is useful for your personal records & a completed form helps our procedure. The 'Storage Form' is placed over the locks/zips, this is affixed so that the containers cannot be opened without damaging the form. This shows that anything stored with Saigon Storage is not manipulated or tampered with. Customers are welcome to download this & affix it themselves, containers will be inspected & photographed upon receipt by Saigon Storage.
Here are some packing tips that can help you save time & protect valuables:
- Use strong, stackable boxes & containers.
- Fill boxes completely to keep them from collapsing & damaging belongings.
- Pack books & heavy items in small boxes for easier lifting.
- Label each box on several sides & indicate if it is fragile & what room it should go in. Saigon Storage has suitable labels available.
- Disassemble furniture for easier moving & storage.
- All stored items should be clean of food stains & particles.
- Save room by using towels & blankets to wrap fragile items.
- Use wardrobe boxes to hang clothing; remember to fill the boxes with pillows or other light items.
- Protect furniture with shrink-wrap & blankets or pads to avoid damage.
- Bedding & Linens: Use your dresser drawers when possible to store blankets, pillows & sheets.
- Chests of Drawers: Take advantage of drawers for packing light household items such as photos & clocks. If the items are fragile, be sure to use towels or other padding to protect them.
- China & Glassware: Plates should be wrapped individually & stacked on edge. Always ensure you have plenty of cushioning below & above all glassware. Glasses should also be wrapped individually with cushioning & put on the top layers of any boxes with more cushioning. Make sure your boxes are firmly packed so they will not be crushed.
- Clothing: It’s best to hang clothing whenever possible, wardrobe boxes.
- Drapes: Fold drapes carefully & pack them in dresser drawers.
- Fragile Items: Fragile items can be stored safely in dresser drawers surrounded by blankets.
- Lamp Shades: Use clean packing paper to wrap each lamp shade individually. Often you can “nest” several lamp shades together.
- Mirrors: Always stand mirrors on edge. It’s best if you can crate them, or at least pack them individually with strong cardboard & mark them so they won’t accidentally be bumped.
- Tables: Take the legs off tables when possible & wrap separately. This prevents possible damage & also saves space. Tape the hardware to the underside of the table, so it is not misplaced.
- Tools: Don’t put too many heavy tools in one box, it’s good to wipe with a slightly oily rag to prevent rusting. Long handled tools should be cleaned, oiled & tied together.