Tips for organizing and packing your belongings for storage, to get the most out of your storage unit, and ensure an easy and safe process.
Mar 18 Safely Store Your Appliances
Your appliances are expensive investments, and you can protect them by storing them correctly. Begin the process by making an inventory list of your washer and drier, refrigerator, microwave – whatever you will keep in your storage unit for an appointed length of time.
After subscribing for decades to "Collectible Automobile" or "Travel & Leisure," what's the best way to protect your thick stack of treasured magazines? There are also newspaper clippings about loved ones or – most importantly – heirloom photos of great, great grandparents to preserve.
To choose the right storage unit, there are several points to consider. For example, do you need to free up space in your home and garage and store certain belongings long term?
Whether you live in an apartment or a neighborhood that has covenant restrictions, there are self-storage unit options available to store your extra car, RV or trailer.
Jan 26 Storing Beloved Books
Before you put your books into boxes, place them all on a floor or table. Stack them by size and cover (soft or hard together). There should be small, medium and large stacks of both hard and soft cover books.
Whether it’s a violin, guitar or drum set, musical instruments can last a lifetime if well maintained. When you put your instrument in your storage unit, keep it up, off of the floor using casters or wooden pallets, and large standing instrument should be kept in the middle of your storage unit.
You may not be the proud owner of a Renoir, but there is "an art" to protecting your own precious oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings. Your goal should be to shield them from tears, smudges and other results of impact.
If you've inherited special antique furniture and you don't have space, you're transitioning or simply want to keep it for the next generation - a storage unit is a smart option.
Use wooden pallets and other shelving to keep as much off the floor in your storage unit as possible. Do not use cardboard boxes that previously stored perishable (food) items. They may still have subtle food or drink residue, attracting insects or rodents. Instead, opt for plastic totes. Invest in a climate-co
Nov 19 Holiday Storage Tips
Often it is our Christmas, Hannukah and New Year's memorabilia that we hold dearest. Many family heirlooms are delicate ornaments that we hang on trees or other decorative items that we deem irreplaceable. What about the stockings that your great grandmother knit? There are proper methods to prevent all of thes
From front-porch flying bats and ghouls to life-sized skeletons and coffins, Americans are spending more than ever on Halloween decorations and costumes. If you have a scary collection of décor and costumes to store and pull out each Halloween, you'll want to follow these tips to keep them in optimal shape.
Use your storage unit to shelter out of season equipment or hobby items that you might otherwise keep in your garage. If you have a carpentry project, for example, that you know you won't get to for a few months, move the wood and tools to your unit – and park your vehicle in your garage.
If you are in the process of moving, your storage unit is an ideal place to safely store your electronic technology. Before you move any technology, take a quick photo of the back of the item so you will know how to reconnect the wires when you're ready to set it up in your new residence.
If your closets are bursting with clothing, shoes, bedding and towels, select what you need and pack the rest in labeled boxes. Also consider overstuffed drawers or cabinets in your kitchen or home office. You can store and move these beloved items to your new home once a sale is finalized.