A storage unit can be a great way to get some of your belongings out of sight, but not get rid of them for good. As you get ready to move your stuff to your storage unit, do not make the mistake of not preparing your belongings. Electronics, clothing, and furniture all need special care in order to ensure that they are not damaged when you eventually take them out of storage.
Hopefully, you still have the box that came with your electronic devices. It is the best way to store expensive electronics, as the package is custom made with foam to protect the item. The box will also be the perfect size to ensure the item does not move around, or get crushed by a heavier object.
If you threw out the box, all hope is not lost. You can protect a TV screen by placing a piece of cardboard over the screen itself, then wrapping the TV with plastic wrap so that the cardboard stays in place. Other electronics should be wrapped in bubble wrap, and placed in a box that is as close as possible to the size of the device itself.
It will also help to throw some packets of silica gel in the box to help absorb moisture.
Do not make the mistake of folding your clothes and putting them in boxes. It can cause creases that will be very difficult to get out of the clothing later on. The best thing you can do is use hangers to keep your clothes flat, and use suit bags to keep them clean.
Ideally, you should use a bag that seals and keeps moisture out. If your storage unit is outdoors, there is a potential risk of moisture getting inside the unit. If the bag does not seal, it may cause your clothes to smell like mildew when you take them out of storage.
Always break down your furniture before putting it into storage. It takes up less room, and has a lower chance of breaking. Chairs and tables can be huge space hogs, so remove the legs whenever possible. If the table cannot be broken down, avoid using it as a shelf. You may accidentally scratch the surface with an item you are storing on top of it.
Prevent wood furniture from becoming dry by spraying it with a furniture polish, and cover fabric furniture with blankets to protect the surface from dust.
Following these tips will help ensure that your belongings come out of storage in the same condition they went in. For more information, contact Airport Road Mini Storage or a similar company.