The Helpful Moving and Storage GuideThe Helpful Moving and Storage Guide


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The Helpful Moving and Storage Guide

My name is Carson, and when I moved from a large house into a small apartment I needed a place to store some of my furniture. My friends recommended renting a storage unit and they helped me move my furniture out of the house and into storage. I was so grateful for their help because I had never moved or stored anything before and I was clueless. Because of their generosity, I've decided to pay it forward and writing this blog is a way that I can help many other people who face the task of moving and storing the contents of their household. I hope the information in this blog is of help to you as you prepare to go somewhere new.

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Two Tips For First-Time Self Storage Customers

Over the course of a lifetime, it is possible for you to accumulate a startling amount of stuff. From furniture to collectibles, it is easy to fill up your home with more items that there is room to comfortably store. Luckily, using storage units can be an excellent solution for those that are experiencing this problem.

Yet, getting the most from storage is more than just putting your possessions in the unit, and there are a couple of tips that can help ensure your items survive storage without sustaining damage:

Invest In Commercial Grade Plastic Wrap

One of the most common sources of damage to items in storage is falling or being dropped. This is especially true for those that do not use packing materials to organize their items when they are put into storage. However, there are many items that are simply too large or cumbersome to fit conventional storage containers. 

For these items, you should invest in commercial plastic wrap. This wrap can be used to bind numerous items together. In addition to preventing them from accidentally falling, this can help you use your storage unit's space for efficiently which can directly lead to savings. 

Seal Wood Before Storing It

Wooden furniture is a very common item to be stored in these units, but if you are not using a climate controlled unit, it is possible for moisture damage to occur to your wooden items. The humidity in these units can swing wildly over the course of a day, and when humidity levels reach a certain point, the wood will start to absorb water from the air. 

You can avoid moisture damage to your wooden items by sealing them. Wood sealants are designed to form a protective waterproof layer on the wood, but it does this without negatively affecting the overall appearance of the wood. After applying the sealant, you will need to let it dry for at least a couple of days before storing it. This will give the sealant time to bond with the wood, and this will help boost the protection it offers. 

If you are considering using a storage unit for the first time, you may not know what to expect from the rental process or what it will be like when you have the unit. By utilizing plastic wrap and sealing any wooden items before storing them, you can help ensure that you get the most from your storage unit regardless of what you are putting into it.