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Although it might not seem like there is a lot to using a storage facility, loading your unit the right way can save you a lot of time later. I move a lot for work, typically relocating at least once a year. Because I can't always take everything with me, I am an absolute professional when it comes to loading and unloading storage units. I know how to keep my stuff safe, report problems with my unit, and handle unforeseen circumstances. My website will teach you everything you need to know about storage units, so that you can have an excellent experience.



Storing The Right Way

Avoid Storage Nightmares With These Tips For Storing Your Possessions

by Sophia Meyer

If you do not have enough space for everything you own, a storage facility can be an option. These units come in different sizes and can be climate controlled. Storing your things in a storage unit can expose them to moisture, insects and critters. To prevent damage, a few good practices can help. If you want to avoid storage unit nightmares, here are some tips to ensure nothing happens to the things you love:

1. Prioritizing And Organizing Items To Prevent Accidents In Storage

There may be many different items that you want to store. Valuable items like antiques and garden equipment do not go together well. Separating these items can help to prevent accidents in your storage unit. Try to keep valuables in the back, away from the door. This will help protect them and keep them safe if anyone ever breaks into your unit. If you are going to be storing any liquids, consider putting them in a different unit.

2. Keeping Items Off The Floor To Prevent Water Damage

It is hard to know what other people have stored next to your unit. There can be liquids and chemicals, which may leak. To prevent damage to your possessions, keep everything off the floor. To do this, you can go to local businesses and pickup a few leftover pallets to put on the floor of your unit. This will ensure that water and other liquids do not reach your stored items and damage them.

3. Leave Insect Traps To Keep Critters Out Of Storage

Just like with water, there can be a lot of insects in storage units. Termites, roaches and rats can damage furniture and get into boxes. To prevent this, leave traps around the unit to deter insects. You can also put mothballs in any wood boxes or drawers of furniture. You may want to spray the borders of the unit before you put anything in it to help. You can also leave citronella candles (not lit of course) in all the corners of the unit to repel any potential pests.

4. Make Sure Valuable Items Are Secure

Valuable goods in storage may be covered with your rental contract, but you will want to check. Look for a storage facility with on-site security to protect your valuable goods. Some facilities offer complete security and surveillance around the clock to protect your possessions. You may pay a little more, but it is worth the investment.

These are some tips to help prevent damage to items you put in storage. If you need to make space, contact a storage facility to get the unit that is right for keeping your possessions safe.