It's everyone's dream for all of their beloveds to fit perfectly into boxes and stored in their storeroom. However, we have so many odd shaped and odd sized items that often keep us scratching our head. Here are some tips that can help you out.
When standing household cleaning items such as mops and brooms, you can try bundling them up with items that are similar in shape such as hockey sticks, bamboo poles and baseball bats. Tape them together to keep them tight and secured.
It is never easy to store lamps and lampshades. Remove the bulb and shades from the lamp and roll up the wire and secure them to the lamp with tapes. Place the lamp in bubble wrap to protect from damages and place them in an upright position in carton boxes. Wrap the shades separately using tissues and in the same upright position.
Kitchen utensils such as the fragile chinaware are never easy to store. They are easily broken and extra care is needed. Wrap each piece of chinaware individually with either newspaper or bubble wrap. Place lots of foam at the bottom of the carton box and place the plates on their sides instead of face down. Fill up the spaces with bowls and glasses to prevent any movement inside the box.
Bikes are never easy to store and can cost a bomb. Loosen the handles on the bike to prevent difficulty in screwing due to rusty screws over a prolonged period of time. Cover the whole bike with a big piece of towel to prevent any damages.
Tables are a chore to store and never fail to cause headaches. If possible, remove the legs from the table, wrap them up and store them inside a box. Also keep the screws inside the box for easy access in the future. Wrap the table with bubble wrap to prevent any damages while in storage.
Collectibles are very precious and often come in odd and weird shapes. They are also fragile and are easily broken. Wrap small figurines in tissue paper then bubble wrap for double protection. If the original box that came with the figurine is still available, store them inside as they have sufficient protection.
With sufficient knowledge, storing odd, weird shaped items are not as difficult as it looks. All it takes is some patience and a little bit of creativity. Try to store items that are similar to each other together and it's never a sin to over wrap delicate items to protect them.