Self-storage units provide a convenient and easy solution for your storage needs, allowing you to keep your valuables and large pieces of furniture in a secure location while you renovate your existing home, move to a new one, or simply keep things available but out of the way for a later date. However, when placing particularly fragile items in storage, you need to make sure that you take the proper steps to ensure that your items do not become damaged while sitting idle.
Proper Packing Materials
Storing items is not simply the process of moving excess belongings into a storage unit loose-leaf and letting them sit there until you need them again. You need to make sure that you use the right packing materials to keep your items safe. In general, for fragile and small items, like dishes, ceramics, and other hard objects, you'll want to make use of plastic totes or tubs – impervious to pests and water, and highly durable against physical trauma as well. For fabrics and other soft items, you'll want to use heavy cardboard boxes: this is because plastic can trap moisture and cause mold growth on softer materials. For specific items like clothing or TVs, look for specific packing materials, like breathable garment bags or a specially sized television storage box, all of which can be found at most storage and moving supply stores.
Packing the Boxes
When placing your items in the right boxes, you need to make sure that there is little room for them to shift around. Don't do this by packing the boxes to the brim with your belongings, however: instead, fill empty space with cushioning, like bubble wrap or packing peanuts, which prevent shifting and won't damage your fragile items. You should also make sure that you keep your boxes at a relatively low weight, under 20 pounds or so, to make the moving process easier.
Finally, there are a few things that you should do once all of your items are in a storage unit to prevent damage from occurring. All of your items should be stored off of the ground: you can do this with shelving units for small boxes and individual pieces, but for larger items like furniture and antiques, you'll want to use wooden pallets. This will help prevent moisture from seeping up from the ground and into your belongings, and also helps keep pests away from your boxes and furniture as well.
To learn more, contact a company like National Self Storage - Denver.Share
2 April 2018
Hello, my name is Stella Vincent. Welcome to my website about personal storage facilities. When I was a college-bound scholar, I had to decide if I would sell, throw out or store my belongings. Since I had so many high-value and sentimental items, I decided to store them until I returned from college. The process of selecting and setting up a storage facility was stressful because I did not know what to expect. Since then, I have learned the ropes and wish to share my knowledge with you all through this site. I invite you to come by anytime you need to learn more about acquiring a personal storage unit.