Whether people are downsizing, renovating their homes, in the midst of moving to a new location or looking to add more living space, storage units are rented for all types of reasons. Similarly, given that tastes and preferences differ, storage units are often loaded with a wide variety of items, many of them that require special handling.
To help, 123Movers.com, a U.S.-based internet company that helps individuals find long distance moving companies, offers a few packing suggestions.
For instance, major appliances – such as refrigerators, stoves and washing machines – should be clean and dry before storing them. In addition, their doors should be locked in a secure position to prevent them from opening, which can be a safety hazard.
For home furnishings – such as desks and tables – drawers should be cleared out and a blanket or towel should cover them to prevent scratches from forming.
Delicate and breakable items – things like fine china, crystal and glassware – should be placed in boxes with packing material, preferably bubble wrap, packing peanuts or Styrofoam. In addition, the website recommends wrapping each piece in tissue paper.
As for electronic items, the source recommends holding on to the box that they came in and then storing them away. If this isn't feasible, televisions, stereos and electronic gaming systems should also be wrapped in bubble wrap.
In addition to knowing the best way of storing items, renters should also be certain that the storage company they're renting from is well regarded. Jiffy Self Storage has years of experience in the storage and moving business, as our A rating from the Better Business Bureau indicates. For more information on our services, visit our website or speak to a Jiffy Self Storage professional.