Techniques for long-term storage of fragile stuff?
I have a lot of items I want to put into long-term storage since they're contributing to clutter yet I can't toss them. I have plenty of storage space in my attic, but I'm not sure what's the best way to box things up. What sort of containers are good for storing things like china, knick knacks, goatskin lampshades, etc.? Are moving boxes good? I think it'd be a good idea to pack away things in containers that could be moved without re-packing, should I ever get around to relocating, plus they tend to be sturdy boxes. But I'm not sure they're good for stacking for years and years.
Are those special china storage things worth getting or are they no better than a good box?
Are the boxes made for files good? They seem like a good size.
I'd appreciate any tips! I'm not sure where to start...well, I think I need to start with some containers and packing materials... :) Thanks!