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Which Packing Supplies Are Used By Storage Companies In Sydney?

Your kitchen contains all kinds of items. There’s fragile plates and glassware, sturdy pots and pans that are too large and appliances with many parts. Storing kitchen supplies effectively is a huge challenge. Hiring a self storage facility, however, can make life easy for you. Before transporting your extra kitchen supplies to a self storage facility, you will have to protect and pack your utensils so that they can get there without any breakage. However, this challenge can be accomplished with the right packing supplies. Here’s a rundown of all you need to know about them:

Appliances:

Using the original boxes for appliances such as toasters, microwaves and blenders is ideal but if those are not available, all appliances should be disassembled. Sharp or small glass items should be removed and placed in a separate box after being wrapped with bubble wrap.The machine itself should also be protected with bubble or plastic wrap, placed in a cardboard box and secured with a tarp.

Dishes:

Creating bundles of up to four dishes by placing a corner of packing paper between every dish is a helpful method for stacking dishes without causing any breakage. Add crumpled up paper at the bottom and top of the box for padding which will act as a shock absorber. 

For fine china, use double-walled boxes and make sure the boxes aren’t too heavy. 

Glassware & Stemware:

It is better to use specialty dividers than just stacking your glassware in a standard box. Even with dividers, make sure to still wrap each item and stuff the inside with packing paper. Mugs are best packed individually after being wrapped in newspaper completely, but you can make sections inside a larger box using pliable cardboard. Label the boxes clearly as fragile.

Silverware:

Sorting your utensils and silverware beforehand and wrapping each set with a rubber band will help you avoid the hassle of sorting through them later on. If you want to be extra careful with special items, wrap each piece up using napkins or dish towels. Don’t use plastic wrap or newspaper with silverware, go for plastic bags or fabric. These can then be stored in a shoebox or a plastic container with a sealed lid. 

Knives should be packed on their side, not with their face up. You can wrap each knife in packing paper and roll a dish towel around the bundle, securing them with a rubber band.

Pots & Pans:

Again, packing paper is very important to be placed in between every pot and pan that you stack together. Glass lids should be packed in a separate box or under the handles of each of the pans. Don’t forget to wrap each lid in packing paper too! 

Lastly, remember some additional points regarding all the above mentioned categories:

  • Rent a climate-controlled storage unit for your kitchen items to protect them from moisture and humidity which may cause rusting.
  • All hollow spaces should be filled with packing materials such as newspaper, bubble wrap or packing peanuts to provide maximum cushioning and to make sure that everything stays in place.
  • Label all the boxes with the exact items that they contain with dark coloured markers. 
  • Use plenty of packing tape to secure any loose ends of your boxes.

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