Most of us have a lot more stuff than we know what to do with. Often, these are items that we can place in a garage sale thus alleviating some of the clutter around the house. But what about those items you just can’t part with, such as your grandmother’s quilts or rocking chair? We all have some unique possessions that have been passed down to us or we are really fond of and we simply don’t want to sell them.
Perhaps you’re saving your aunt’s antique sideboard for your own grandchildren. Maybe your grandfather was a master carpenter and you have a room full of his hand crafted tables and chairs. People have all kinds of reasons why they need to lease a self-storage unit. It’s the perfect solution because it gets all that stuff out of your home and garage so that you can move around, park your car or whatever.
In our haste to get all that extra stuff packed away and placed in a secure storage facility like Simply Self Storage, we must not forget proper packing procedures. Many people just stick things in boxes, label them and take them down to the storage unit without giving it another thought. Then when they go back months later to get their stuff, they find things broken or covered in mildew. That can be a heartbreaking situation especially if you’re talking about a beautiful quilt collection.
With just a few precautions and a little common sense, we can pack our things away properly so that when we go back to get them, they are in perfect condition. So here are some tips to help you pack up your best china or whatever you have to store.
Make sure that any object you pack is clean and dry. If you are planning to wash china, lamps or other items before packing, then leave plenty of time for them to sit outside in the sunlight and dry thoroughly before packing.
Wrap fragile items in bubble wrap. Often people wrap antique lamps, figurines or other glass or porcelain items in newspaper thinking that this will be good enough to keep it safe. The ink from newspaper can transfer to glass or porcelain and cause permanent damage to the finish. Also newspaper does not offer adequate protection from breakage. A 150 foot roll of bubble wrap from Simply Self Storage is only $35 and will be more than enough to wrap fragile lamp shades, china dishes and porcelain figurines.
Decide whether you need climate controlled storage for your items. When deciding upon whether or not to spend the extra money for a climate controlled unit, you will have to take into consideration such things as:
- Type of item being stored
- Duration of storage
- Weather in your region
If you aren’t sure exactly what you need in terms of a storage unit, then talk to the manager at your local Simply Self Storage facility. Each facility has an on-site manager with many years of experience in moving and storage who can help you decide exactly what you need. The friendly personnel at Simply Self Storage are always available to help you figure out exactly how much space you will need. They can also offer advice about the best method of packing those hard to wrap items.
With locations all across America, there’s sure to be a Simply Self Storage in your neighborhood. You can count on your items being safe, secure, clean and dry from all the elements. Whether you need a Florida self-storage unit or a Boston self storage, Simply Self Storage gives you affordable storage options.