Storage TipsStorage Tips from Billesdon Self Storage

  • Use good quality storage boxes.
  • Fill boxes to capacity, as partially full or bulging boxes may tip or collapse.
  • Heavy items should be packed into small boxes so that they are easy to lift.
  • Label or number boxes for easy reference when you need to locate your goods.
  • Make up an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place at home.
  • Protect your fragile goods in bubble wrap.
  • Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in tissue paper or bubble wrap before storing.
  • Garden equipment should be cleaned before storing.
  • Wrap table legs with bubble wrap before storing.
  • Wardrobe boxes allow you to store your clothing on hangers which keeps their shape.
  • Place heavy or bulky items in the container first to provide a good stacking base.
  • Plan your storage space - put those items that you need to get to most often near the front, close to the door.
  • To maximise space stack similar sized boxes together.
  • Do not place heavy items on sofas or mattresses.
  • Always place a protective cover over your soft furnishings.
  • Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper to separate them.
  • Leave refrigerator or freezer doors open for ventilation.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in boxes, marked fragile and stacked on their end.
  • Avoid stacking or leaning furniture against outside walls to aid ventilation.
  • Cover your goods with dust sheets to protect against dust.

Please contact us if you are in any doubt about what to store or how to store it.


  • Billesdon Self Storage, Park Farm,
    Billesdon, Leicestershire, LE7 9FN

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 08:30 - 17:30
Sat-Sun 09:00 - 17:00