Are you moving anytime soon? If so, then you might be wondering what to do with your extra items. Where should you store them and how? Should you rent a storage unit or use your own garage? Well, if you have decided upon a storage unit then you must keep these pre-storage tips in mind.
Packing and moving items to a storage unit can be stressful and time consuming. But at Country Hills Storage we are here to make it easier. We have put together a list of pre-storage hints and tips to help you get the most out of your storage rental. Whether you are relocating or just want to declutter, it is important to know where and how to store your extra items.
Further, many people are under the impression that it is easier to store their belongings in a storage unit. And leave them there until they need them. Eventually, you realize that, after all this time, there are just too many items, and nothing looks organized anymore. When you start to store your belongings in a storage unit, it’s easy to miss the little details. That’s why it is essential to follow pre-storage tips to make the best use of your storage space. And also save money on your rent and prevent any messes from happening.
Mattress Storage Tips
In case you are planning to store your mattress in a self-storage unit, then you should know a couple of things. When you’re looking for a place to store your mattress, make sure to keep it simple and clean. Firstly, never store it in covers or plastic. While this might seem like a protective measure, actually storing it under these covers can give rise to mold.
Secondly, get a waterproof mattress bag. And then if you want, cover it with some blanket or other stuff from the self-storage unit. It is also advised to store them sideways instead of putting them on top of other items in the storage unit. This not only aids in easy access but also avoids rubbing between the mattresses. And even the sides of the container which can cause damage over time.
In addition, you should rotate the items every now and then to ensure even distribution of temperature and humidity. Regardless of how long you plan to store the items, it is important that they stay at room temperature or below.
Electronic Devices Storage Tips
Carefully storing electronics can help to keep them in good condition and functioning correctly. And if you are storing some in your self-storage unit then it is better to keep these tips in mind.
Firstly, it is recommended to clean all devices before storing them. This gets rid of dust and any other unwanted layer. You may use cotton swabs for the purpose of cleaning or a simple rag or cloth. If you have any electronic device that uses alkaline batteries as a source of power, then remove it immediately. Since if left in accidentally, chances are high that it will leak out a corrosive substance over time.
Secondly, storing an electronic device for an extended period of time can still be a hassle in itself. If you don’t store them properly, the components might stick together, damage each other and even your entire unit. Make sure that any cables, wires, adapters, and other hardware parts are stored separately away from the main unit. Electronic devices such as monitors, TVs, and other computer accessories must be packed and stored carefully to prevent damage. Additionally, when storing electronics, keeping them in the packaging in which they were purchased is typically best practice.
Further, it is better to seal off gaps and cooling vents in the back of electronic devices such as TVs and computers. This will help prevent dust and pests from accessing internal components. You can use cloth tape, archival tape, and tapes that do not leave any residue once peeled off.