Preparing Items For Storage – The Basics

Hiring extra room for storage is usually a smart decision every time you have extra things you need to find place for. This is especially the case when you are moving to a new home. Usually there is a lot of hustle involved in moving. You not only have to plan and organise a whole lot of things, but you also have to pack your belongings for relocation to the new home.

One good idea you can consider is hiring a storage company to keep part of your belongings while the move is underway. This allows a great deal of flexibility – not only will you have to worry less about loading things on the moving van but it will also mean less worries in case of unforeseen contingencies.

In order to store your items safely and securely, there are few basic rules you need to follow:

  • Storing items in boxes – boxes are the most common container used for relocation as well as storage. They are cheap and convenient in that you can store a great number of items inside them. Professional movers will recommend that you take your time to choose good quality boxes as this will allow you to move your items around safely and they will last longer in storage. Acquire boxes of the same size in order to have an easier time arranging them later on. You want to maximise storage space too, and boxes of the same type can be stacked one over the other easily. Always label the contents of each box so that you can arrange them properly and later find what you need faster. If you do not do this, it is easy for things to fall into chaos. Boxes are best stored closed and sealed so that the items inside do not get dusty and dirty.
  • Storing furniture – furniture pieces can be truly bulky and take up a lot of space on the moving van. You can solve this by storing part of the furniture that you are not going to use immediately after house moving. In order to store furniture effectively, you can consider disassembling it. This will allow you to store the pieces more easily. Furthermore this will make the furniture easy for transportation as well. Just make sure you keep all of the pieces packed so that you do not lose any of them. Consider covering the floor of the storage unit with pallets and boards. This will protect the furniture against dampness.
  • Storing electronic devices – electronic devices are some of the most vulnerable items you may consider for storage. To best protect them, make sure they are safely located in boxes. This provides protection that is needed if you want to find your television working without any problem after you take it out of storage. Get plenty of bubble wrap to ensure safe transport during the move.
  • Storing metal objects – if you are going to put your bike, some tools and other metal objects in storage, you have to make sure they are well protected. Usually a layer of machine oil is enough to do the trick and protect against rusting. Simply coat the object with a thin layer and they will be fine for a good period of time.

These guidelines will ensure that your items are stored safely and securely, while you are busy with other aspects of house moving.