LONG TERM STORAGE
At Simply Self Storage, we offer low cost, long term storage that you trust. Whether it’s for a few months or a few years, we’ve got you covered here for as long as you need us. You can rest easy knowing your belongings are safe from theft and damage.
Tips For Smaller Items
Smaller items need proper care for long term storage as well. For china and crystal, wrap it in bubble wrap. You can use styrofoam padding or pellets around the outer edges of boxes as well for extra protection. Avoid using newspaper as the ink can rub off onto the china and damage it.
Long Term Storage Tips For HighPriced Items
When you store something that you invested a lot of money in, you want to make sure that those items are going to be in good shape when you come to retrieve them from the storage unit. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to make sure these items remain in good condition.
Tips For Prepping An Old Car
- Drain and flush the radiator, refill with new antifreeze.
- Place a cover over the radiator overflow line
- Change the engine oil and filter
- Lube all the grease fittings and hinges.
- Pour a couple of quarts of light weight engine oil into the gas tank.
- Start engine and run it until blue smoke comes out of the exhaust
- Top off the gas tank, add fuel stabilizer. If the gas tank has a vent line, be sure to cover it.
- Cover the ends of the exhaust
- Remove the air cleaner; cover the top of the car with light plastic and then reinstall the air cleaner.
- Remove the battery and store it away from the car.
- Put a light coat of wax on the paint and chrome
- Clean the interior
- Put a couple bags of dessicant, an open box of baking soda and some mouse/rat poison in the car.
- Leave the vents or windows open a little.
- Use a rubber lubricant on the door and trunk seals.
- Put the car on jack stands just high enough that the tires do not touch the ground. Make sure you release the hand or parking brake.
- Cover the car with soft blankets or a car cover. Be sure the cover does not go all the way to the floor or ground; it is important for air to circulate under the car.
Tips For Prepping A Washing Machine
- Run the washer with just water once or twice to make sure there’s no soap residue
- Get a bucket to hold any water that may remain in the hoses
- Turn off the water to both hoses
- Disconnect hoses from behind washing machine
- Once hoses are disconnected, place in the bucket to drain
- Allow a few days for it to dry to make sure there’s no water remaining before storing it