There is a small percentage of the population who seem to constantly move, the people have finished their belongings and have learned to live with just what they need. This list of storage tips is not for them, but for the rest of us! Many of us have several room values of belongings to get ready for self-preservation when we have decided to move. Moving is stressful enough and with this simple list of tips we can reduce that stress further!
Before we start packing, there is a short list of things we need to get ready beforehand:
Make a list: Most of us just jump into projects with just a little planning and even then most of it is in your head! Making a simple list describing necessary supplies and other tasks we need to handle helps reduce stress to move and put storage.
Visiting the facility: This can generally be done, you want a list of what you will store when you talk to the manager. They will be able to help you determine the right size and if you have something limited to storage as flammable substances.
If you are using a moving company, you want to make sure you have planned them 30-45 days in advance to avoid problems with getting the size needed for your home. When you decide on your storage device, you must know what size of truck the moving company will use, so it helps coordinate the device and truck to reduce any problems with getting the truck into the plant. As with everything, make sure you read and understand your contract with the moving company, the storage company and, of course, your leases because you have not missed any nice details!
In the next section, Dos lists the use of storage devices.
Use pallets to store your drawers and furniture. This helps to protect them from moisture and dirt.
Do not leave empty spaces in your device by having a plan for organizing your device, so you do not need to reorganize later.
Tribute: If you have it, use it. It helps to organize your device and store boxes from the ground.
When you notice your boxes, make a mark on all pages so you can keep track of the content without having to remove stacks of boxes. When stacking your drawers, remember to stack heaviest to lightest. This protects your fragile possessions from being crushed.
When organizing your device, look for valuables and less-used belongings on the back of the device, and keep the more needed properties ahead.
Table, bed frames, sleeves, shelves etc. if it can break down for storage do. Also make sure that each part is packed and labeled with the hardware that is affixed, labeled and attached to one of the pieces.
Coupons and chairs can be stored at their end and seat or seat.
Keep in mind that you can store smaller items in chest of drawers, and always use a layer of paper, felt or moving blankets to protect their surfaces.
Make sure your appliances are clean and dry, washers, tumble dryers, dishes, ovens can be left a little once to prevent mold.
Mirrors and paintings should be packed in boxes that are close to the same size and always stored in the end, never flat.
Collectibles & Breakables should be carefully packed and then tapas to prevent the packaging from falling off. Bubble wrapping or unprinted paper is best to pack with, the ink on printed newspapers can rub your belongings.
Clothes should be stored on hanger and in wardrobe to prevent them from losing their shape. Off season clothes should be kept on the front for easy access as well.
Most storage areas offer insurance for your device and belongings, buy it! If your belongings are worth saving, they are worth protecting.
Now for the list of Donts! Although its not so long at all, its important tips to follow. These tips help protect your belongings and, in one case, help protect everyone using the self-storage facility.
Avoid using plastic; it helps to dampen your belongings.
Avoid storing foodstuffs; Most plants do not allow the storage of perishable substances.
When packing your boxes, make sure you can carry them, over packed boxes is a great way to hurt yourself. This is especially important when packing books.
Do not enclose your valuable newspapers, ink tends to rub and stain fabrics and contaminate your belongings.
Do not store hazardous materials such as gasoline, kerosene, engine oil, gun powder, ammunition, solvents, etc.