Moving & Packing Tips by Y2K Prepper Brodie – Archive Footage
Brodie “the Gopher” offers several useful moving and packing tips prior to heading to his bunker in preparation for the impending Y2K apocalypse.
Directed by Matt Eastin, featuring Tyson Apostol.
Presented by Security Public Storage.
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Moving & Packing Tips
• Use large boxes for light items and smaller boxes for heavier items.
• Small boxes are suggested for books, which should be packed flat to protect their spines.
• Write or use labels on the sides of boxes, not on the tops.
• Store high value items toward the back of your storage unit in unmarked boxes.
• If you’re going to be storing your belongings long term, put your items into plastic totes instead of boxes.
• Put a dryer sheets in each box, so if you need to grab a winter jacket, or a specific item, it will smell fresh and clean like you just washed it.
• Use lamp boxes for golf clubs, baby strollers, fishing poles, – these can be purchased at most SPS locations
• Use shrink wrap around furniture pieces with drawers. Makes for easier transport.
• Wrap boxes in shrink-wrap. Creates a moisture proof seal.
• Do not store toasters, blenders, microwaves or other kitchen appliances without a thorough cleaning. Food can attract pests.
• Utilize large items for extra storage space. For example, refrigerators, freezers and washers are perfect for storing soft items such as linens, towels & clothing.
• Wrap dishes and glassware individually, and pad the box with packing paper or bubble-wrap. It’s best to store plates on their sides.
• Take special care when packing mirrors, windows and screens. Mirror packs or strong cardboard help prevent damage.
• Store shoes and other misc. items in the bottom of wardrobe boxes where there is some dead space.
• DampRid, or similar product are an affordable, effective way of eliminating moisture and mustiness and is especially effective in humid climates. It is proven to absorb excess moisture from the air.
• Put cardboard or a dust cover on the floor will prevent items from getting scuffed.
• Always use a mattress or sofa cover. It’s worth the $4-$5 to protect items that cost hundreds from dust, humidity, pests, etc.
• Protect furniture, including mattresses and box springs, with plastic covers, and stand on end.
• Using the height of the unit to their advantage, stand couches up vertically to maximize space (only if for short-term storage).
• Using a desk or table right side up, they can store under and on top for more space.
• Stacking uniform size boxes helps maximize your available space. Don’t stack higher than you can comfortably reach.
• Leave access space in front of your unit, and keep your frequently used items where you can easily reach them.
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