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HOW TO PREPARE MATTRESSES FOR STORAGE IN TORONTO

You've got very helpful information on how to prepare clothes, electronic devices, appliances, furniture for storage. Today we will face up tricks on how to prepare mattresses for storage when moving in Toronto!

Step 1. Examine your mattress carefully for any signs of infestations and ensure it's clean and completely dry (consider placing it in a spot directly under the sun for a couple of hours, just in case, before packing it for storage).

Step 2. Store the mattress in a specially created bedding bag that has a perfect size (it protects from dust, moisture and pests. Fasten the plastic protector's ends using some quality packing tape. It is advisable to use vacuum bags to minimize the objects, it’s related to duvets, linens, comforters, and other beddings.

Ready to store manuals and books?

Step 1. Ensure any books you wish to store are completely dry. Consider spreading all the books on a place full of sunlight for couple of days, to dry them properly before packing. Also, you can run a dehumidifier in the room if you have one. (If you discover mold on any of your books, take them to a conservator for deep cleaning and restoration).

Step 2. Cover leather manuals in some paper to prevent sticking to each other.

Step 3. Organize the manuals in small, sturdy boxes (books are not light, if you use large boxes it might be unreal to move it, in some cases the box may break under its own weight). Make sure you place books flat, lighter manuals should be places upright to prevent damage to the spines.

Preparing Delicate items for storage

Wrap all delicate goods one by one using bubble wrap or packing paper, this way transportation will be safer. Place generously padding at the bottoms of the packing boxes and use lots of bubble wrap, crumpled paper, soft fabric items (towels, clothes, etc.) or other suitable materials to make extra padding between the goods. Lable the boxes as "Fragile" or "Handle with care". Ensure you:

  • Put plates, bowls, and saucers on their sides to prevent them from breaking;
  • Place all the glasses and cups with their rims facing down;
  • All the smaller dishes should go in larger ones when it’s properly wrapped;
  • Use specially designed dish packs to place in all your fragile and valuable dishes and glassware;
  • Use specialized mirror boxes to store paintings, mirrors and framed pictures;
  • Create an "X" on glass surfaces using masking tape to add strength and prevent shattering. You can place flat cardboard pieces on both sides of the glass for maximum protection as well;
  • Store statuettes, figurines, and other pieces of art or fragile collectibles in wooden crates (if you decide to substitute with cardboards, remember it should be small and high quality boxes).

You've got various helpful tips on how to prepare items for storage. Now everything should run smoothly. When you are ready to rent a storage compartment or you need advice on what size of the storage room you should rent, simply contact Miracle Movers Toronto, and we will answer any questions you might have!

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