Packing & Storage Tips

Storage tips, designed to help when moving into your storage space.

We know when you’re packing boxes to store away your personal possessions it can sometimes be a stressful time – moving house or Interstate. Take some time to list the things you’ll need handy and the services you need to cancel. Our tips are just a simple guideline and aimed to give you some inspiration for your move:

    • Start with objects you know you definitely will not need.
    • Place large, solid items into your storage space first. Stack small items, especially boxes, on top of large items.
    • Stand long items on their side if possible. Remember it’s a Big Box so try to use the height of the unit.
    • Use the space inside your wardrobe to stack boxes and bags.
    • Use one side wall of the space to stack boxes only as high as possible.
    • Leave the door to your fridge open.
  • Leave items that you want to access at the front of the space.
  • Use mothballs, to protect blankets, clothing and linen.
  • Do not store perishables or flammable items.
  • If you do store lawn mowers or motorbikes please ensure that you empty the petrol.
  • Cover all furniture with dust sheets. For details of protective coverings and other packaging materials please click here

For more information on storage and locations of our Big Box Self Storage facilities Call us on 1800 244 269


Big Box Self Storage Labrador on Queensland’s Gold Coast will gladly free deliver your moving boxes and tape order and provide self storage solutions and storage and packaging advice to the following suburbs: Arundel, Biggera Waters, Benowa, Bundall, Burleigh, Carrara, Chevron Island, Chirn Park, Clagiraba, Clear Island Waters, Coombabah, Currumbin, Eagle Heights, Elanora, Gaven, Guanaba, Helensvale, Highland Park, Hollywell, Hope Island, Isle of Capri, Jacobs Well, Labrador, Main Beach, Maudsland, Mermaid, Miami, Mount Tamborine, Mt Nathan, Mudgeeraba, Nerang, Oxenford, Pacific Pines, Paradise Point, Parkwood, Reedy Creek, Robina, Runaway Bay, Sanctuary Cove, Sorrento, Southport, Surfers Paradise, Upper Coomera, Yatala.

Big Box Self Storage Labrador will also provide a free no obligation quotation for your residential and commercial storage needs if you live in these Gold Coast suburbs.