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Metal Items

Wrapping silver in NON ACID tissue paper or plastic bags can help reduce tarnishing. Wipe chrome or cast iron with a little machine oil to help retard rust.

Electrical Items

Electrical equipment is sensitive and should be handled with care.
  • Use original packing where possible
  • Alternatively, wrap items individually in bubble-wrap, pack them in cartons and seal the top for maximum protection
  • Remember to pack out any gaps in the cartons

Battery Operated Appliances and Toys

Remove the batteries to avoid damage from leaking batteries.


Computers need special care. The original packaging is highly recommended, however bubble-wrap and good quality packing cartons will do the job.
  • Use packing or linen in the bottom and top of cartons to provide extra protection
  • Pack out any gaps
  • Most computers have "self packing heads" - refer to the manufacturer's manual, or consult your retailer, especially if storing for longer than six months

Mowers and Machinery

Drain fuel and oil from all machinery. This reduces risk of leakage, spillage and damage to other goods in your space. Petrol and oil are also a fire hazard.

Planning Your Storage Space

As a general rule, place large heavy items at the rear of the space, then work forwards and upwards with lighter, fragile items.
  • Items you may need to access should be stored at the front of the space
  • You may need to allow for walk ways
  • Packing in professional storage cartons will make the storing and unpacking easier and safer, saving you time and worry
  • Professional packing and storage accessories will maintain the condition of your goods for the term of the storage

Moving Checklist
  • Arrange disconnection and reconnection of services such as power, gas, phone and internet
  • Cancel deliveries such as papers
  • Your local Post Office will assist with mail redirection

Important authorities and business houses to notify of your change of address are:
  • Electoral Office
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Insurance companies
  • Medicare
  • Centrelink - pensions and parenting payments
  • Educational institutions
  • Club memberships and subscriptions
  • Motor vehicle registration and licensing authorities

Storage Agreement (Self Storage Association of Australasia Standard Storage Agreement)

This important written agreement is designed for the protection of the storer and the facility owner. Be sure to read it thoroughly. If you have questions ask the staff at your Sentinel Self Storage facility.

What Not To Store

Any goods that are illegal, stolen, inflammable, explosive, environmentally harmful, hazardous, perishable, or that are a risk to the property or person.

Chlorine, acid, paint and petrol must not be stored under any circumstances. For further information or a free, no obligation quote, please contact us now.



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