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Arranging Storage Checklist:

Before you move your furniture and goods into SA Storage Worx there are a few things you will need to organise;

Arrange a time to visit our facility. To ensure;

  • The storage space you require is available.
  • Payment of Deposit is paid to reserve unit
  • Self Storage Agreement is signed and ‘Terms and Conditions’ are acceptable.
    • The Self Storage Agreement requires;
      • Storers contact details and signature (must be one of the same)
      • Email Address to send account
      • Two forms of Proof of Identification
        • Photographic ID (passport, driving license or valid Student ID)
        • Proof of residence in the form of a bank statement or utility bill less than 3 months old.
        • We don’t accept credit card statements or mobile phone bills as proof of residence.
      • Vehicle Details
        • Make/Model
        • Registration Number
        • Colour
      • An alternate contact phone number and address
  • Payment method agreed upon. Storage is paid in advance on a monthly basis. SA Storageworx has a variety of ways to make payments.
    • BPAY
    • ADVAM
    • Cheque
    • Cash
    • Direct Debit
  • Provide a Security Padlock or you may purchase at facility. You are the only key holder to your space at SA Storageworx.
  • Insure your goods
    • For full replacement value for the complete duration of your storage period.
    • We can offer assistance. Insurance needs to be in place prior to moving in.

Removals Checklist

Allow yourself at least a month to organise you relocation before you move your furniture and goods into SA Storage Worx or to another location.

There are a few things you will need to arrange;

  • Talk to SA Storage Worx about hiring furniture removals or if you are able to move yourself we also offer truck hire. Click on Paul Adams Removals
  • Confirm date and approx time Removals Company will be arriving at your home.
  • Inform Removals Company of any difficult or heavy items such as piano, pool table, spa-bath and cubby house or playground/gym equipment.
  • Have a look at the access inside and out both homes, the more information they have will help provide a smoother relocation process. Where will the truck park? Is it easier to come through the front or the back entrance?
  • Provide date and approx time Removals Company will be arriving at storage facility.
  • Buy new packaging and storage supplies from SA Storage Worx. A variety of:
    • Boxes
    • Packing materials
    • Chair and mattress covers
    • Plasma and TV cartons
    • Picture Cartons and
    • Portable Robes can be seen on our web site. Click Carton and Packaging Materials
  • Hire boxes are also an option and are available through Paul Adams Removals (Standard Tea Chests and Book Cartons only) Click on Paul Adams Removals
  • We can also delivery boxes and packaging materials to your home or office. Click Packaging Materials Delivery Service.
  • Sort out your house and garage. The fewer goods you need to store the smaller the unit which helps to save you money. Maybe some of those items need to go into longer term storage to free up more room in your new home?
  • Pack all unnecessary items and clothing you don’t use every day into boxes.
  • Ensure heavier items such as books and crockery are packed into sturdier book cartons to prevent them from becoming too heavy and risk breakages.
  • Tea chests are used for larger and lighter items; try to use all the space by filling in with softer items such as linen.
  • Ensure boxes are taped up securely and full to the top so that they close squarely for easier packing on top of one another.
  • Each time you pack a box, label it clearly with a marker pen and indicate the contents and the room it belongs to on the tape. If you hire boxes and you keep them in good order they can be returned.
  • Pictures and Photographs need to be bubble wrapped and placed in boxes vertically to prevent glass from breaking.
  • Care needs to be taken when packing crockery; wrap them individually and stack plates on their sides using acid-free tissue or packing paper.
  • Newspaper can also be used but the print does come off and crockery may require washing afterwards.
  • Fragile Items to be marked with fragile tape to show that the box needs moving with care
  • Large Mirrors and Artwork can also be wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in Picture Boxes; if they do not fit they can be wrapped by removalist in felt pads.
  • Empty filing cabinets and place important documents into archive boxes and label them clearly. Don’t leave key in cabinet in case of breakage. Some may need to stay with you as you may need access to them. Others may be able to be stored until you get to your new home.
  • Keep some tools such as screwdrivers, Allen keys, a hammer, tape measure, knife, extension lead and power board to be able to disassemble beds or dryer may need to come off the wall etc.
  • If packing up your household items sounds exhausting or you just don’t have time, we can organise this for you. Click Pre-Packing Service
  • If your home needs cleaning after you move out of your house or you would like it pre-cleaned before you move in, talk to us about our Cleaning Service
  • Defrost and drain fridges, freezers and, washing machines 2 days before storage. If going into storage store these items with the doors wedged open
  • If you are moving to another location the same day, try and reduce the amount of fresh and frozen goods you have before moving day and store in an esky.
  • If some items are moving into storage and some into your temporary home ensure;
    • Items are clearly marked and known to removalist before they start moving.
    • The items that are being delivered first need to go on the truck last.
    • Removalist needs to know this so that they can pack the truck the best possible way for easy relocation.
  • We recommend enclosing ‘moisture absorbers’ with linen and clothing inside boxes to prevent moisture damage from ‘sweating’ that can sometimes build up.
  • Chair legs and furniture corners can be protected by wrapping them in corrugated card.
  • Use portable robes for clothing as this will help retain their shape and keep them clean. Also convenient and easily accessible if taking to your temporary home.
  • Safely pack sharp edges or garden tools to avoid accidents.
  • Outside equipment should be cleaned and lawnmower blades or cutting tools should be lightly oiled.

Change of Address Checklist

Allow yourself at least two weeks to organise your change of address details;

  • Register with local doctors, dentists. if you are moving into a new area;
  • Confirm your moving arrangements with moving company
  • Ring gas, electric, water and phone companies to arrange disconnection and re-connection to your new home
  • Contact Foxtel or other cable company to arrange transfer.
  • If you have an internet service contact provider to arrange transfer
  • Let friends know about your change of address
  • Inform companies, banks and any online shops, mail order or magazine subscriptions.
  • Organise your mail to be re-directed for at least three months in case you miss some.

A Week Before Moving and Storing Checklist

  • Keep in contact with Solicitor and Real Estate Agent to make sure the move is going to plan.
  • Empty all cupboards and drawers as items can fall out whilst being moved.
  • Ensure cupboard doors are able to stay closed to prevent them from swinging open when being moved. Not locked as some items may be placed inside whist in the truck.
  • Arrange for young children to be cared for as they will try and help and maybe not be seen by others whilst you are busy. Older children, friends and family can be a great help.
  • Check ‘Storage Agreements Terms and Conditions’ on what you can and not store such as; Hazardous, Dangerous, Illegal, Stolen, Perishable, Environmentally Harmful or Explosive are not permitted.

A Day Before Moving and Storing Checklist

The day of moving can be very stressful but some things are out of your control such as handover on properties. Careful planning though can minimize most of these problems;

  • Confirm with Solicitor and Real Estate Agent to make sure the move is going to plan
  • Make sure all packing is done and all boxes clearly marked as to what is in the box and to which room they go in to.
  • Keep a box of essential items together, clearly marked and separate from your packing boxes that you may still need on moving day such as:
    • Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Cups and Snacks including the kettle and it is also a good idea to keep the toaster together, saves looking for it in the morning.
    • Toiletries: Toilet Paper, Tissues, Soap, Shampoo and Conditioner, Toothbrush and Toothpaste etc.
    • Cleaning Products: Floor and Surface Cleaner
    • Important Paperwork: Removals, Storage and Bank Information
    • Books, Games or favourite toys to entertain children if required.
    • Remote Controls, Alarm Clock, Phones and Charges.
    • Tool Kit to disassemble furniture.
  • Pack a suitcase as if you are going away for weekend. This gives you a bit more time to unpack and it will save frustration once you have moved in.
    • A second set of clothing for everybody, especially if school or work uniforms are needed.
    • Bed Linen and Towels
  • Ensure hallways are clear to give easy access for removals
  • To save time and money move all your packed boxes into a downstairs room but take care not block your furniture in.
  • Inform neighbours if you think the removals truck may have to park on the road if driveway access is not possible so that they don’t park their car their and hinder your removal.
  • Confirm moving arrangements with Removals and Storage Company.
  • Ensure you have enough money or credit available to pay for removalist and storage, don’t depend on the sale of property as this usually takes a couple of days to access settlement.

Day of Moving and Storing Checklist

All essential items should ideally be placed in your car so that you know where they are immediately once you get to your new home.

  • Disassemble beds and other furniture items to save time and money.
  • If you are able to do so place protective covers on dining and lounge chairs and mattresses otherwise have them handy for removalist.
  • Disconnect all electrical appliances and use ties to keep them tidy.
  • Install retaining pins in washing machines if available.
  • Remove glass plate from microwave and wrap separately and put into a box.
  • If your fridge or freezer is moving to a new home turn it off a couple of hours before moving.
  • Place refrigerated and frozen items in an esky with ice packs.
  • It is also a good idea to have another esky that contains refreshments; Cool Drink, Water and Milk for coffee/tea.
  • Plasma Screens can be placed in original box if you have it or TV cartons can be purchased beforehand. They can also be wrapped in removal blankets.
  • Fragile items that are awkward and don’t fit into boxes very well such as lamps and statues should be wrapped in towels and placed on the floor of your car.
  • If you want to have regular access to some of your boxes, place these items last in your storage unit.
  • Also consider as to whether you need 24 hr access to your storage, currently storage containers have 7 day access.
  • If you are unloading your goods into your storage space yourself; trolleys are available for hire to transport your goods to your unit. Please don’t overload the trolley, and stack safely!
  • Secure your unit with your own padlock or purchase from SA Storageworx.
  • If you have hired a truck from us, please clean it out and return it by the agreed time

Storage Agreement Checklist

  • Remember to pay storage space in advance
  • Storage is only accessible during hours as posted by SA Storage Worx.
  • The Storer must notify SA Storageworx of all changes to contact details.
  • 14 days notice must be given for termination of an agreement.
  • Make sure your goods are valued correctly and premium is paid on time. Insurance cover is paid in three monthly blocks.
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