Preparing for Long-Term Storage

March 12, 2020 Uncategorized

Whether you plan to use your storage unit for a few months, a few years, or a lot longer, you can take steps to make sure your items are packed safely and securely for any length of time.

Use high-quality packing materials

Start by using high-quality moving boxes that won’t disintegrate over time or get crushed easily when stacked. Then secure these boxes using packing tape designed for packing and storage. That way, no matter how long your items remain in storage or how often you may have to move them, your boxes will always stay intact.


Remove batteries

Extend the life of your electronics by removing batteries from remote controls, flashlights, and toys. This will keep them from corroding as they come into contact with moisture in the air. Wrap the batteries in a paper bag and then pack them in the same box so you don’t lose track of them.


Double wrap your delicates

Over time, you won’t remember which boxes have glassware or other delicate items in them. So be sure to wrap these items carefully from the start. Most moving and self-storage companies will provide special packing materials like divided boxes and bubble wrap for just this purpose.


Dry off items before storing them

Things like pool toys, kitchen appliances, and even clothing need to be completely dry before you put them into storage. This will help prevent mold or mildew from forming on your stuff.


Avoid using plastic bags

Plastic bags can trap moisture and even become sticky over time. Whenever possible, avoid storing items in plastic bags for the long term.  Instead, use sturdy cardboard boxes, or use paper bags for smaller items.


At Right Move Self-Storage, we have packing and moving materials designed to suit every storage need. Contact us today to learn more about the unique moving and storage services we have to offer.



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