General Tips

  • Label each box as you pack
  • Use packaging materials (cartons, paper, tape and bubble wrap)
  • Do not overfill boxes
  • Pack heavy items in smaller boxes
  • Pack books flat


  • Handle with care
  • Wrap items individually
  • TVs should be protected with bubble wrap and stored upright
  • Remove batteries to avoid damage to your goods


  • Empty wardrobes, cupboards and drawers
  • Use covers or drop sheets
  • Remove legs from tables / beds etc to save space
  • Clothing and personal items should in secure cartons with mothballs, lavender, naphthalene etc


  • White goods should be clean and dry
  • Fridge/Freezer doors should be secured slightly ajar to air
  • Keep fridges and freezers empty
  • Do not store food

Crockery / Glassware

  • Pack items into smaller cartons
  • Stand platters, saucers, plates etc. on edge
  • Nest bowls and cups
  • Wrap fragile items individually in packing paper (avoid newspaper)
  • Avoid storing heavy items on fragile items
  • When packing, use scrunched up paper/linen to fill any gaps
  • Place a layer of packing at the bottom and top of cartons containing breakables

Vehicles, Mowers & Machinery

  • Drain fuel and oil
  • Disconnect batteries

Looking for Self Storage Units in Meadowbank?

Call 021 946 425 to get started

Handy Self Storage

Competitively priced Handy Storage is the closest storage facility to the Eastern Suburbs.

Storer access
5am – 11pm every day of the year

On site manager
9am – 4pm Monday to Friday