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    PLANNING TO STORE

    MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR STORAGE UNIT Charters Towers Self storage can provide you with a great solution for those unruly piles of boxes and objects that you have in your spare room, carport or wardrobe. We can provide a practical and affordable option for storing objects away from your home in an environment that […]

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    HOW BIG IS A STORAGE BOX

    Just how big is a storage box.  It’s a question that I get asked every now and again. The large storage box or removal carton is 465mm in length; 360mm in width; 600mm in height. The small storage box or book carton is 465mm in length; 360mm in width; 300mm in height. Archive boxes are designed […]

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    LARGE MOVING PACKS

    LARGE MOVING PACKS.  If you are looking at packing up your 3 bedroom house we recommend this pack to get you started.                     15 x Large Boxes                    20 x Small Boxes                    3 x Carry Bags                    2 x Archive Boxes                    1 x Butchers Paper                    2 x Packaging Tape                    1 […]

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    BOOK STORAGE

    HOW TO STORE BOOKS Books are heavy, so first of all it is recommended that you pack your books into the small (or book) storage boxes.  This makes for easy lifting. Packing them into large storage boxes makes for a very heavy storage box and will quite likely result in damage to the box and […]

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    HOW TO STORE MIRRORS AND PAINTINGS

    Mirrors and paintings should be protected by packing material, for example bubblewrap or in a picture-pack carton.  Store them on their edges in an upright position – never lay them flat.

  • Keep your cat happy

    MOVING WITH PETS – 6 MORE TIPS

    Over the last few weeks I have been talking about how to move with pets. Here are my last 6 tips.  I hope you have a successful and happy move and even happier pets. Meet the neighbours. While it may sound corny, one of the best tips for moving with pets is to introduce them […]

  • Storage Box Cubby House

    STORAGE BOX CUBBY HOUSE

    Storage Box Cubby House.  What a great way to recycle those old storage boxes and have lots of fun at the same time.  Not only does it make for a great fun activity for the kids and the parents it then provides for hours of entertainment for the kids.  The storage box cubby house can […]

  • Cleaning the silver

    HOW TO PACK AND STORE METAL ITEMS

    If you are lucky or unlucky enough to own lots of silverware it is suggested that it is wrapped in NON ACID tissue paper (available in our Box Shop) or plastic bags.  This will help reduce the silver from tarnishing.  Wipe chrome or cast iron with a little machine oil to help retard rust.

  • Happy dogs

    Moving with Pets – 5 more tips

    Depending on the personality of your pets, you may find that they are either frightened and confused or completely hyperactive. Your pet might be just as excited to be in a new environment as you are or just as easily be upset by it. Once you have brought your pets into their new home making […]

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    STORING ELECTRONICS

    PACKING AND STORING ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT Your electrical equipment is very sensitive and should be handled with care. The original boxes are ideal to repack them into. However wrapping items individually in bubblewrap, packing them into large storage boxes and sealing the top will offer protection for your electronic items. Remember to use some butchers paper (available […]

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    Storage Box Cat Condo

    Storage boxes are great for storing your stuff when you move or have to use storage. However when all the hard work of unpacking is done the fun can begin. You will no doubt have lots of storage boxes and I would recommend that you sell your secondhand boxes to a storage facility, however keep […]

  • Moving your fridge

    How to prepare your appliances for storage.

    Fridges, freezers and other white goods should be thoroughly DRY and CLEAN before storing.  Whilst in storage the door should be secured slightly ajar. A deodorizer placed inside fridges and freezers is recommended to maintain freshness.  Do not place items inside as the shelves and linings can be easily marked or damaged. Drain water from washing […]