Keeping your personal valuables in self-storage is an excellent way to protect them and keep them secure while also freeing up space in your home. You definitely do not want to find out that your items have become damaged in self-storage because they were not properly stored.
To ensure that all of your valuables remain in the same condition they were in when you packed and stored them in a lock-up, the following tips will give you practical advice on how to keep your valuables protected and safe.
Furniture can be very expensive, so you do not want to arrive at your storage unit to retrieve your furniture, only to realise that it has been damaged whilst being stored away. However, there is a simple tip you can use to keep your furniture showroom new.
Don’t store expensive furniture directly on the floor. For example, you can place pallets underneath the furniture. If you are using wooden pallets, cover them with plastic to prevent mould or moisture from reaching your furniture.
You can also apply some wax to your wooden furniture before storing it away. The wax will preserve the wood and keep your furniture looking new. Clean all upholstered furniture to keep it from getting damaged. Also, consider placing rodent repellent in your storage unit to keep pests from gnawing on your furniture, electrical cords and other items.
Electronic equipment such as laptops, desktop computers, and televisions are not only fragile, they are also expensive. It makes sense that you want to protect these items and keep them from getting damaged whilst they are stored.
If possible, always try to store your electronics in their original boxes. If this is not possible, wrap them in bubble wrap and place them in sturdy boxes. By packing them this way, not only will they be protected from dust and dirt (which can cause damage), but they will also be protected if they are accidentally dropped.
Many people are under the assumption that paperwork is simple to store. All you have to do is place it in a box and put it away, right? Actually, leaving your paperwork exposed in storage can leave it vulnerable to pest damage and/or faded ink.
Considering using a climate controlled storage unit. These are useful for protecting items from humidity, mildew and mould. Keeping items in an environment with a constant, moderate temperature will preserve them in pristine condition. This is ideal for paperwork, books, soft furnishings, and valuable antiques.
The most important tip to remember when storing appliances is to make sure they are washed and completely dry before placing them in storage. This will prevent the accumulation of rust, mould and bacteria. A clean refrigerator that is free of dried, stuck on food bits will not attract hungry pests who may be looking for something to eat.
These simple tips can keep your valuables safe and protected in storage. State of the art technology and 24-hour CCTV will keep all of your possessions secure.
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