Allstore is THE place to store your goods in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane.

Need a little help?

Here are some helpful hints on moving, packing, and storing your items. If you have any questions, our friendly staff will run through everything you need from start to finish, so phone us today on (07) 3376 0622.

Moving House
  • Calculate your storage. Call us on (07) 3376 0622 so we can help you to best calculate your requirements.
  • Keep an Inventory Sheet. Put a detailed label on every box (e.g. Box 1 of 20 – Breakable kitchenware) so that you can find what you need later.
  • Put frequently-used items near the front of your storage unit.
  • Use shelving to maximise your space when storing documents. Ask our Manager for a quote to provide custom-built shelving to suit your needs.
  • Don’t move wardrobes, drawers, etc. while full – they can break. Only fill these items when they are in place and fully assembled.
  • Clothing and personal goods should be packed in strong secure cartons.
  • Cushions should be wrapped in plastic.
  • Where possible remove the legs from items of furniture e.g. bed bases, tables, etc. to avoid damage and save space.
  • Vacuum food crumbs from lounges to prevent attracting vermin.
  • Furniture should not be placed directly on the floor. Use plastic or material to cushion heavy items.
  • Stack chairs seat-to-seat with cloth or paper separating them.
  • Place a cover over all furniture – especially sofas, recliners, and anything of value.
  • Make sure all whitegoods (fridges, freezers, etc.) are empty, clean, and dry before storing. Items packed inside your fridge and freezers could scratch the insides or damage the shelving.
  • Leave doors slightly ajar to prevent mould build-up.
  • A deodoriser placed inside fridges or freezers will help maintain freshness.
Glass and Breakables
  • Wrap all breakable and fragile items separately in tissue or packing paper. Avoid newspaper – it can stain items.
  • Use packing paper in the top and bottom of the box for added protection. Place plates, saucers, and bowls on their sides to prevent breakage.
  • Place items in sturdy boxes and ensure they are marked “Fragile”.
  • Do not stack heavy items on top of boxes containing breakables.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard or proper picture/mirror cartons.
Electronic Items
  • The original boxes are ideal to repack electrical items.
  • If the original boxes are not available, talk to us about specialty boxes for electronic items.
  • Ensure all electronic equipment is clean and dry before storing.
  • Ensure that any boxes or items stacked near electronic equipment are secure.
  • If storing a fridge or freezer, be sure that the item is thoroughly dry and clean to prevent moisture and mildew. Store with the door slightly ajar.
Metal Items
  • To minimise rust in metal, chrome, or cast iron items, wipe with a few drops of oil before storing.
  • Pack metal items away from goods that may be stained, e.g. furniture.
  • Wrap silver in non-acid tissue paper or plastic bags to reduce tarnishing.
What You Can't Store

Allstore will not permit the storage of any goods that are hazardous, illegal, stolen, inflammable, explosive, environmentally harmful, perishable, or that are a risk to the property of any person. This includes items such as petrol tins, paint thinner, full gas bottles, or chlorine.

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