Protecting Your Things While They Are In Storage


If you are putting your stuff in storage the last thing you want to happen is to not be able to find some of your items or to have them come out damaged. The information provided here will help you to secure them properly and to label them in a manner that allows you to find them right away if necessary.

Secure your cords

One way appliances often get damaged is when the cords accidentally get pulled on, either by setting something heavy on top of them without realizing it, or by tripping on them during the moving process, which also creates an added risk of someone injuring themselves. For this reason, you should take all electrical cords and tape them securely to the sides of the appliances.

 Pack fragile items correctly

Fragile items are often broken in storage units because people moving those items aren't aware of just how fragile they are. For this reason, it's a good idea to pack your fragile items in clear plastic bins and put them in bubble wrap. Also, take pictures of those items and tape the picture to the side of the storage bin. Not only does this help get the point across that it is very fragile, but it also makes it much easier for you to locate the items later.

Remove lamp shades

Lamp shades can get damaged very easily if the lamps accidentally get tipped over or shift while they are being packed in the storage unit. Take all shades off of your lamps and place them in clearly labeled boxes that indicate they are fragile.

Secure your pictures

You can tape cardboard around the frames of your pictures and then wrap them up in bubble wrap. The cardboard will help make sure the frames don't get damaged and the bubble wrap will protect the surface of the pictures. Once again, you can print a picture of each framed picture and tape it to the front so you can locate the ones you are looking for at a later date without removing the protective bubble wrap.

Wrap your clothing in plastic bags

By putting your clothing and bedding in plastic bags before you pack them in boxes, you will be protecting them from moths. This will also help to cut down on the amount of dust they gather and protect them should a leak occur in the storage unit.

By following the advice provided in this article, you will know that your things are going to have a better chance of coming out in one piece when you move them out of the storage unit. For more information, talk to a professional like Arctic Self Storage.


11 January 2016

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