Pirates Cove Self Storage strives to provide you reliable storage solutions and ensure your peace of mind through our secured storage unit options. For your benefit, we have compiled some important storage tips. We hope that these will help you in organizing things in a better way and also safeguard your objects.
It’s always a good idea to make a list of things you want to store. This will help you estimate the space you need to store them. Group the things that can go together in a box. Place the boxes that you are likely to use frequently on the front of your storage unit. Boxes with fragile items should always be placed on top while the heavier items can be placed at the bottom. Finally make a note of what you have placed in different boxes. If possible consider using heavy-duty shelves or stackable plastic drawers to easily access your stored items.
Boxes are one of the best ways to store a number of items in one place. They also ensure that your objects are free from dust and ready to use once they are taken out. Do not forget to label the boxes so that you don’t have to open each and every box to search for any object. Wrap all fragile items separately and place them above all other objects. Buy quality boxes that can withstand the weight of the objects, and ensure that they are packed flat.
Take your time in packing and storing larger items such as electronic appliances. Ensure that they are completely dry before packing them. If it is a refrigerator that you want to store, then defrost it completely. Try using the original manufacturer boxes for packing electronic appliances and fill all the gaps inside them with paper. Disassemble furniture and label them after packing. If you are storing metal objects, oil them slightly to avoid rust formation. It may take considerable time doing all these, but once you unbox them and find things inside the boxes to be intact, you will know that all your efforts have paid off.
There are several other miscellaneous parameters that need to be considered when going in for a storage unit. Make the best use of the space by strategically placing your boxes. Remember to plan for temperature changes inside and outside of the storage unit. If you feel uncertain that your more fragile possessions are safely packed then add extra wrapping or insulation to them. And if storing a vehicle along with other items then it often helps to place the items in a stack towards the back of the unit so that the vehicle can be pulled in/out more conveniently.