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.
When you are ready to move into a storage unit, the first thing to do is make a list of what you most likely be storing. Knowing what you plan to put into storage is also helpful in making a decision on the size of your unit.
In the event that you are planning to store any lawn equipment, hoses, or even possibly a refrigerator, there are steps to take before bringing this for storage. Any gas powered equipment should be completely drained of gasoline, cleaned and dried prior to storing.
Sure, a little dust might not harm your items in storage, but there are ways to minimize the effects of dust on your stored items.
No one wants to pull their boxes from storage and find their valuables crushed or broken. Bubble wrap is important to protect breakables. Wrap precious items in it to prevent bumps, dings, scrapes and cracks.
Feb 03 Long-term Self-Storage Tip
Whether you’re storing used furniture for the kids when they venture off to college, or need storage space for an automobile, boat, or laundry and dryer. There are some best practices for long-term storage that will ensure your items endure the span of time, operate and smell good - once taken out of storage.
If you are storing a refrigerator, a washing machine, or a dishwasher, these items can hold water in them even if they are disconnected. By properly draining your appliances before storing, you are ensuring your valuables stay dry and free of water damage and mold.
Storing your items in vacuum sealed bags protects your items from moisture damage, it also protects them from pests, such as moths, as well as dust. When ready for use, vacuum sealed items are as fresh as the day they were stored, saving you on laundry as well!
Do you have a smaller storage unit, but need to store multiple belongings? Disassemble any furniture that can be taken apart and put back together. By disassembling these larger pieces of furniture, you'll create space for other items that cannot be disassembled.
Nov 06 Storage Tip – Treat Leather
Are you storing leather furniture or leather clothing? It is important to treat leather for storage, whether you are storing long-term or not. By treating your leather furniture and clothing prior to storage, you are protecting your investment in your items.
Get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your storage unit—make use of every inch of space. Stack boxes from floor to ceiling. This way, you are taking advantage of the vertical space available in your storage unit.
Labeling is so important to making certain your moving and storage experience is smooth and stress-free. Keeping all boxes labeled by room makes it easier for movers or friends who are helping you to relocate your items to know where to put them in your new space.
Dryer sheets are an easy and inexpensive way to repel pests in your storage unit and protect your valuables. It is possible for spiders, cockroaches, moths, and even rats to invade your storage unit.
May 11 Storage Tip - Lamps
Remove lamp shades from the lamb base, remove light bulbs and wrapped to protect during storage. Removing bulbs from your lamps while ensure that the bulb is ever broken off inside your lamp - causing difficulty in removing the bulb's threaded base from the lamp and also protect you from cuts that may occur fro
May 07 Storage Tip - Books
When storing books, place them flat on their side to avoid damaging the spin of your books. Ensure all items you intend to store are not wet or damp to avoid mold and mildew which could harm and/or damage your books and other times.