Advice on Putting Items into Storage

People put items into storage for many different purposes and at various stages of their lives. It could be you’re having to move out of your property, where you’ve built up plenty of furniture and are looking for somewhere to put your worldly goods while you wait to find your dream home.

Maybe your elderly parent is moving into a care home and you need to look after their goods for a while before deciding what to do with them, or perhaps you’re going to work abroad for a while, and want someone to look after your belongings while you’re away? Whatever the reason, you need a company you can rely on to store your items, ensuring they are kept safe from every eventuality.

But once you have found the perfect place – a reputable company which will guarantee you a good service – are there any tips you need to follow in order to get the best out of your storage experience?


One of the most obvious things to do is to wrap whatever you can. Small and large, everything which can be wrapped up should be – you can buy industrial-sized rolls of bubble wrap, for instance, to make this process easier.

Wrapping items will not only stop them from breaking while in transit, but will also help keep them free from dirt and dust while in storage.

Items which may be susceptible to temperature changes (for example, electronics or photographs) should receive special attention. Double-wrap them if you can, or, if it’s something extra-special, seek specialist knowledge beforehand.


It may be stating the obvious, but clear labelling is very important. You may know what’s in those boxes now, but how about in a year’s time? Ensure the labels you use will not deteriorate over time – sticky notes with Biro will not be enough.

Luckily, a firm such as Gallagher’s will be able to help you at every stage of putting your goods into storage.