Storage Tips in Arizona


Placing a receptacle of salt inside freezers and refrigerators will help absorb any moisture. Store smaller items inside appliances while keeping the door slightly ajar.


Pack books flat in small boxes for easy lifting.


Pack mirrors on their edge, not flat. Protect them by packing individually with strong cardboard.


Always use plenty of packing paper for china and glasses. Each item should be wrapped individually.


Always protect upholstered furniture and mattresses with specially designed plastic covers or blankets. Place a pallet, cardboard mat or plastic sheet underneath.


To maximize storage space use uniform size boxes.


Store heaviest boxes on bottom. All boxes should be full before stacking.


Save original cartons and pad holiday ornaments with packing paper or newsprint. Wrap strings of lights around a piece of cardboard before placing in a carton.


Leave air space around units perimeter to aid in ventilation. For ease of locating items leave a walkway to the rear of space. Store frequently used items up front.


Metal tools should be cleaned and wiped with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil to retard rust. Long-handled tools such as rakes, shovels, and hoes should be cleaned.