Packing Your Old Musical Library For Long-Term Storage

Posted by on Jul 8th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Packing Your Old Musical Library For Long-Term Storage

If you are in the process of moving, and you are planning on putting your music collection into storage, knowing how to package it properly will help keep it from becoming damaged. Records, cassette tapes, and compact discs should be packaged with care to keep the songs you love as part of your library. Here are some tips you can use when packaging these items so your musical tunes are available to listen to when you retrieve your collection from storage. Protecting Vinyl Records From Dust And Humidity Keep vinyl records in their original sleeves and cardboard covers if possible. If you no longer have these available, purchase some acid-free record sleeves from a music store or online. Pieces of poster board can be folded and taped along the edges to make covers.  Putting records in a stack is not recommended as the ones on the bottom of the pile could be at risk of damage from the weight on top of them. Placing records in an air-tight plastic storage tub would work well at keeping them away from dust. Place them inside vertically to keep them from bending. Humidity is harmful to vinyl, making them warp as a result. Rent a climate-controlled storage unit to alleviate this condition. If climate-control is not an option, place a bowl of charcoal pieces in the area to help grab moisture from the air. You will need to visit the location every few weeks to refresh the bowl with new pieces for the best results. Keeping Cassette Tapes From Becoming Damaged If you have a bunch of musical cassette tapes, keeping the tape portion from tangling is important. It is best to keep each cassette in a plastic cassette case. If you no longer have the original cases, you can place each cassette in a separate plastic sandwich bag. Put the tape side toward the bottom of the bag and fold any excess plastic around the cassette inside. A rubber band can be used to secure the cassette so it does not move around in the bag. The cassettes can be placed inside a shoe box. Place the shoe box, or several shoe boxes, in a plastic storage container. Having a box inside a container will give the tapes added protection from cracking if something happens to fall upon the exterior container. An alternative to this method is to use a cassette tape storage case made especially for this type of media. It would have cushioning inside the case, helping to keep the cassettes safe. The titles could be displayed, making it easy to grab the cassette you wish to listen to when desired. Keeping Compact Discs From Scratching And Sounding Bad If you have a compact disc collection, it is best to keep them in their original compact disc containers to avoid scratching of the media. Containers can be purchased in a home goods store in the electronics section if you have lost yours. Place the compact discs inside a cardboard box or plastic storage container.  The sound quality of compact discs may become altered if they are moved to an area with a big change in temperature. Take the temperature in your storage area as well as the area where the compact discs are currently located. Adjust the temperature where the compact discs are located by a degree or two so it is closer to the temperature of the storage unit. Do this...

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5 Tips To Consider For A Long-Term Storage Unit Rental

Posted by on Jun 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Tips To Consider For A Long-Term Storage Unit Rental

Do you need to place all of your belongings in a storage unit for a long time? If you don’t want anything to get damaged while being stored away, you must be strategic about how the task is done. It is also a good idea to keep your belongings organized in the storage unit for easy access. Find out in this article how you should go about storing your belongings in a storage unit on a long-term basis. 1. Do Not Wrap Anything in Plastic Make sure that you do not wrap any of your belongings in plastic before placing them inside of the storage unit. Plastic is a bad idea because it can lead to a lot of moisture accumulating, which can lead to mold and mildew growing. 2. Treat the Unit for Pests It is a good idea to treat your storage unit for pests before anything is placed inside, as it can prevent your belongings from getting damaged. You can spray the unit to keep bugs under control. Laying out glue traps that can capture mice is also a good idea. 3. Rent a Climate Controlled Unit When storing items on a long-term basis, it is wise to opt for a unit that is climate controlled. You must keep in mind that during the time your belongings are stored in the unit, the outside temperature will fluctuate. You don’t want your unit becoming too hot, cold or humid as the weather changes. You can keep the temperature set at a certain level of degrees with a climate controlled unit. 4. Drain Fluid Out of Containers If you have any containers that have fluids in them, make sure they are drained out and cleaned. For instance, don’t leave fluid such as used cooking oil in kitchen containers. You should also empty out water bottles, such as the ones that you placed water in. New water bottles from the store can be safely stored without causing a moisture problem in the unit. 5. Use Shelves & Stackable Storage Bins To keep your storage unit organize, it is a good idea to invest in shelves and stackable storage bins. By using storage devices in the unit, it will give you more floor space to walk on if you ever need to access any of your belongings. You will also have an easier time finding what you need. Stop by a storage rental facility and find a unit that is big enough for your belongings as soon as you are ready.  ...

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Want Coverage For Items In Storage? Provide Your Insurance Provider With Detailed Information

Posted by on Jun 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Want Coverage For Items In Storage? Provide Your Insurance Provider With Detailed Information

Putting some of your belongings into storage is a common thing amongst Americans. About 10% of households have a storage unit that they maintain to hold their items. But, one of the trickiest things about this process is knowing whether your stored things are protected under insurance. The majority of insurance policies for home or renter’s insurance will provide some level of coverage. To make sure you do not miss out on accurate coverage, you need to give them detailed information about these items. Look at the Policy Specifics Trying to put expensive items into storage may not be the best idea. This is mostly because your insurance provider may only cover up to a certain percentage of your total amount covered. An alternative is available by opting to pay for extra coverage or getting separate coverage from the storage facility. The only way that you will know whether everything is covered is by properly assessing values. Fill Out a Worksheet  Instead of writing down items with no plan in mind, you should use a worksheet made for this purpose. You can find a simple worksheet or you can get one that separates each room. Adding a storage unit section will make it easy to determine what it is that you have in storage and what is in your home. Writing down details such as price paid and model or serial numbers is crucial to getting the right amount reimbursed. It is even fine to go into detail about the condition of your items to help your provider. Take Photos and Videos Although being thorough with your words is often enough to satisfy insurance providers, you may want to go a step further to avoid the possibility that you might actually need more detail for precise results. Taking pictures of everything you intend on putting into storage is highly beneficial. You can go a bit further by capturing some photos of the storage unit once you have it full with the items that are listed. If you have a decent video capture function, you should consider taking a video as well. This way, you can easily show multiple angles of your possessions without having to take lots of photos for each item. Similar to how you want the things in your home to be protected in case of theft or a natural disaster, you also want to go through the steps to make sure everything in your storage unit will be...

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Storage Tips For Moms And Dads That Keep Everything From And About Their Kids

Posted by on Jun 6th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Storage Tips For Moms And Dads That Keep Everything From And About Their Kids

One of the greatest parts of being a parent is when your little one brings home his or her first special art work. If you are like many parents, you may have a couple of boxes of special keepsakes from your just your child’s time in kindergarten. You may not have the heart to toss any drawing or other art work from your little one in the trash, despite the fact you have boxes filled with them stacking up. If this sounds familiar, check out how you can not only keep all your kid’s keepsakes, but store them in a manner they will be in good condition when you hand it all back to your kid when he or she is grown. Storing Artwork Like Finger Paintings While your little one’s first couple of finger paintings may not be as expensive and delicate as a famous Picasso painting, they do require similar storage techniques for remaining in good condition during long-term storage, such as Econo Storage. If you have kept finger paintings and other painted artwork in a cardboard box, you may find they are turning brittle and brown. Storing your kid’s paintings in acid-free containers is best to prevent the natural process of oxidation. If you are planning to put your keepsakes into a storage unit, be sure to choose one with climate control because temperature impacts the paper, causing it to deteriorate faster. Also, be sure to pack finger paintings into closed acid-free boxes because light will cause a chemical break down to occur in the paint that leads to distinctive fading. What To Do With Painted Ceramic Sculptures In Storage If your child made you a tiny, colorfully painted bowl out of clay, you may have it on your work desk for years. However, if you decide to store it, making sure it remains as colorful as the day your child painted is important. When packing dried clay and ceramic sculptures your little one made in his or her art class, be sure to wrap them in paper that will not adhere to the paint over time. Choosing climate control is also important to help reduce the risk of the paint sticking to the paper you use to wrap your child’s sculptures in. Never use newspaper or any other type of printed paper because the ink will fade onto your sculptures. White, dye-free tissue paper used for gift-wrapping is a good choice for wrapping sculptures for long-term storage. You can enjoy your kid’s artwork for many years. However, when the time comes to give it back to them, they will appreciate the time and effort you took to care for...

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3 Ways To Keep Pests From Entering Your Storage Unit

Posted by on May 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Keep Pests From Entering Your Storage Unit

Storage facility units (click here to learn more) are great things. Whether you plan on storing a few extra things during a big move or you simply don’t have enough space in your house or apartment, storage units can provide an invaluable service. However, like all things in life, it pays to be careful with them. Storage units can become susceptible to pests, like rodents and roaches if you’re not careful. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you’ll learn of just a few ways you can take a preventative measure against the presence of pests.      Don’t Store Plants  It’s simply not a good idea to store plants in your storage unit. They won’t receive much in the way of light and if you’re there to water them, then they will shrivel up quite quickly. Moreover, plants can provide a place for insects to make their way into your storage unit. The moist topsoil of potted plants, as well as the cover that their leaves provide, make it a perfect ecosystem for insects to make their home. From the plant, you can be sure that they will make their way to your treasured belongings. Make sure that you also adequately clean any gardening tools of any soil that you plan on storing, as well. Don’t Store Garbage Anything that might be considered garbage should be kept out of your storage unit. This includes items that were once used to store food and are unclean, used bags and papers, and scraps of cardboard that are otherwise unusable. If you plan on storing any item that might be considered unsanitary or unclean, keep in mind that this will most likely attract rodents and insects. In addition, if you see any trash outside of your storage unit, you should either pick it up and place it in the proper receptacle or contact the landlord of the facility and inform them of the issue. Washcloth-Based Items Cloth based items should be properly cleaned before being stored in a storage unit. If left dirty or unsanitary, these cloth based items can become a safe haven for pests. Take the time to wipe your furniture down with a dry towel and have any removable cloth parts dry cleaned. Make sure that clothes that you store are not only clean but also sufficiently dry. Moist or damp clothes can create the perfect conditions for a roach colony. Ensure that your storage unit is as clean as possible by storing clean cloth based items....

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