Longterm Storage: What You Need To Know
If you’re moving to a new city or travelling for an extended period of time, a self storage unit is a great way to ensure that your belongings are safe for as long as you need. Longterm storage requires a different procedure than packing for a move or a shorter transitional period. With careful planning and organization, you can make sure that your possessions remain safe in storage for a long period of time. Here are some tip and trick for longterm storage from the team at Migson Public Storage.
Make sure that all the boxes and packaging you use to secure your possessions are safe and dry before you start packing. Mold can develop in as little as 24 hours and cause permanent damage to your possessions, so it’s important to ensure that everything is dry and protected. Avoid wrapping anything in plastic or ziplock bags—over a long period of time, plastic can attract moisture which can cause mold to develop.
Use Sturdy Boxes
For boxes, the stiffer the cardboard the better. If you’re planning to keep your belongings in storage for a long time, don’t skimp on your boxes—the higher the quality, the better your boxes will hold up over time, whereas well-used boxes may crumble if left too long. Choose boxes that are a similar size to make stacking and organization within your unit simpler and more efficient.
Seal Clothes and Fabrics
Clothes and fabrics can easily attract dust, which can damage the cloth over time. Keep your wardrobe, curtains, bedding, and any other cloth material safe and protected by wrapping them in vacuum-sealed bags. Vacuum-sealing prevents dirt and dust damage as well as moisture accumulation, so you can ensure that all of your fabric stays dry and unharmed.
Migson Public Storage has self-storage facilities across Southern Ontario so you can find the most convenient location to keep your belongings for as long as you need. For more information about our storage services and to book your unit today, contact us at Migson Public Storage.
Posted on February 7, 2017 | Storage Tips