PROHIBITED GOODS: Common sense and Louisians State fire laws determine
what may be stored. You may
NOT store perishables, liquids, explosives, flammable liquids and fuels, toxic
materials or other items that require
a controlled environment. You MUST remember to drain the fuel from
gasoline engines before storage.
APPLIANCES: A refrigerator or freezer should be thoroughly dry and stored
with its door slightly ajar. Some
goods can be stored inside large appliances and boxes can be stacked on top
of stoves, refrigerators and
freezers. Make sure that stoves and cooking equipment are thoroughly clean
of any food residue before they are
put in storage.
BICYCLES AND OTHER METAL ITEMS: To retard rust, wipe all metal surfaces
with a rag containing a few
drops of machine oil.
BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS: Pack books flat to protect their spines. Do not
place cardboard boxes directly
on concrete floors. Use pallets or skids to prevent any minimal moisture
absorption. Use packing to fill out empty
pockets in the boxes. Do not pack fragile items in the same box with books
and do not overload boxes.
BEDDING, CLOTHING, CURTAINS, DRAPES AND LINENS: Clothing, curtains, and
drapes should be
stored on hangers. If hanging cartons are not available, such items should be
carefully folded and stored in
dresser drawers or cedar chests along with bedding and linens. Food crumbs
or stains should be removed
before storage and avoid storing anything that may attract pests.
DISHES AND GLASSWARE: Place a layer of packing inside the bottom and at
the top of any boxes
containing glassware. All glass items should be individually wrapped: nest
cups and bowls and stand plates,
saucers, and platters on edge. Wrapped glasses should be placed near the
top of cartons. Again, fill all pockets
with packing. Label all boxes containing glassware and do not place heavy
items on boxes containing glassware.
FURNITURE: Place a pallet, corrugated cardboard mat, or plastic sheet on the
floor and stand sofas and mattresses on end. Disassemble beds and tables
and wrap table legs in paper. If a table will not dissemble, place
padding on the floor and place the table on its top with the legs pointing up.
Use dresser tops for stacking
cartons and dresser drawers for linens or small, delicate items. Keep
upholstery off the floor. Most lightweight
chairs can be stacked "seat to seat" or placed upside down on tables, which
cannot be dissembled. Place a light
cotton (eg. a bedsheet) dust cover on your furniture. Some facilities sell
covers for your convenience.
HOLIDAY DECORATIONS: Save the original cartons that contained delicate
ornaments and pad the
ornaments with packing paper or newsprint. Wrap strings of lights around a
piece of cardboard before placing in
a carton lined with paper.
LAMPS: Wrap large lamp bases in padding, wrap smaller lamps and place them
in boxes, and pack delicate
lamp shades separately. Do not use newsprint to wrap lamp shades or any
other goods that may be damaged by
ink stains. Do not store heavy items on cartons containing lamps or lamp
MIRRORS, WINDOWS AND SCREENS: These items should be stored on edge,
RECORDS AND PHONOGRAPHS: Records should be stored on edge to prevent
warping. When moving a
record player, the tone arm and turntable should be secured to prevent
TOOLS: Metal tools should be cleaned and wiped with a rag containing a few
drops of machine oil to retard
rust. Long-handled tools such as rakes, shovels and hoes should be clean,
lightly oiled and tied in bundles.
CHENIERE STORAGE 2006
Robert Truett Jr.