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6095 Steel Rd,
Port Hardy, BC, V0N2P0
Phone: 250-902-2726

Storage Port Hardy

Self storage tips have been
compiled to help you maximize the
benefits of using Calibre Storage.

Storage Planning

Planning and Boxing

  • Gather up plenty of sturdy, corrugated cartons, packing paper, bubble wrap, sealing tape and marker pens, along with any furniture covers.
  • Seal Boxes tightly with packing tape to prevent dust. Use wadded up newsprint, bubble wrap, rags, towels, or blankets to fill in empty spaces. Bulging cartons tip when stacked.
  • Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors, but use pallets or skids to allow air flow around and under items.
  • Remove ALL food items to avoid uninvited guests.

Storage Packing

Furniture Coverings

  • Wrap furniture legs with protective bubble wrap, furniture covers or pads to prevent scratching. Leave slipcovers on upholstered chairs and cover them with plastic chair covers.Tape or tie bed rails together. Mark the pieces for easier assembly later. Place covers or plastic bags on mattresses to keep them clean during storage.

Mark Storage Boxes

Mark Your Boxes and Use Empty Spaces

  • Label boxes on all sides for easy identification.  Keep a list (as well as pictures and descriptions) at your home or office for reference.
  • Mark clearly all boxes containing fragile items. Make sure fragile boxes are placed on top of heavier, less delicate boxes.
  • Use valuable space inside dresser drawers and larger appliances, such as stoves and refrigerators, to store small items such as towels, linens and small, fragile items.
  • Secure items in drawer by filling empty spaces with towels or packing paper.
  • Use lots of paper to pack dishes and glassware. Place a layer of packing paper inside the bottom and top of cartons. Wrap each dish and glass separately and cushion them with crumpled paper. Plates are best stacked on edge.

Storing Appliances

Appliances / Avoid Flammables

  • Clean and dry appliances before storing. Secure all movable parts with paper, or wedge and wrap a paper pad around each item for protection. During transport tape all doors shut, but remember to wedge them open for storage.
  • Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers and other items with small engines. When storing metal items, to retard rust, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.