Before Packing

  • Take pictures or video record everything for insurance purposes in the event of a claim.
  • Inventory all of your items and keep the list in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.
  • Drain all washers, garden hoses, etc.
  • Clean and cover charcoal grills
  • Be sure to open all drain plugs while storing a cooler.
  • In an effort to help keep out insects and rodents, vacuum out sofas and chairs
  • Do not store anything that is labeled COMBUSTIBLE such as gasoline, paint, paint thinners, etc.
  • Drain the fuel tanks of lawn mowers, weed eaters and leaf blowers before storing.
  • Packed boxes should not weigh more than you can comfortably lift. And you’ll want to make sure the box remains “square” and not bulging at the top or sides in order to keep them stable when stacking.