By Emily AndersonMore in Home Improvement
Flat clothing boxes
Cardboard packing boxes
3-in-1 household oil
Tip: Keep temporary storage simple and organized.
Rent storage container for larger items.
Tip: Keep container in driveway or storage facility.
Make inventory as you pack.
Measure furniture so you can plan new interior.
Tip: Fill each box to top.
Tip: Use newspaper as filler but don't wrap with it; ink can stain.
Protect metal tools with light coat of 3-in-1 household oil.
Tip: Store metal tools in plastic tub, not cardboard, so they won't break through.
Fog internal parts of engines of gasoline-powered tools to stop corrosion.
Drain gas tanks.
Keep only what you need for every day: seasonal clothing, towels, linens, kitchen items; store everything else.
Load favorite books onto electronic tablet.
Maximize shelf space for smaller items with stackable boxes and in-cabinet racks.
Store clothing in flat boxes under bed.