How to Prepare Your Storage Unit for Long Period Storage
Self-storage units are a great way to store items over a long period of time. If you plan to leave the items in your storage unit for a few years or an undetermined amount of time, it’s important to properly prepare your possessions for a long term stay. Here are just a few of the ways that you can get ready to put your belongings in storage over a long period of time.
Invest In Sturdy Containers
Plastic bags and cardboard boxes are sufficient for short term storage, but these vessels may not be strong enough to endure over a long period of time. Cardboard boxes can break down and start to crumble over time, allowing dust and dirt to collect on your belongings. Sturdy suitcases and sealed storage tubs are the best way to protect your possessions against the dirt and grime that can accumulate over time.
Give Everything a Good Clean
Before putting your possessions in storage, make sure that they’re thoroughly cleaned. Any furniture or upholstery should be vacuum-cleaned to remove all dust and dander. These items can then be wrapped in plastic wrap to prevent any dirt and stains from developing while in storage. All clothes and cloth materials should be washed and dried to prevent mold and mildew. Delicate items should be wiped down, dried, and then carefully wrapped in newsprint or bubble wrap to prevent damage.
If you need to put some of your belongings away for a long period of time, a self-storage unit is your best option. With the right preparation, you can ensure your items are kept safe and sound no matter how long you keep them in storage. At Migson Public Storage, we offer a number of units in a variety of sizes in locations across Ontario, so you can find the most convenient storage unit for your possessions. To learn more about our storage facilities and to book your unit today, contact us at Migson Public Storage.
Posted on October 20, 2016 | General Tips