Few of us utilize every item that we own all the time, once we’ve settled into our offices or homes. There are those who require an area to temporarily move items and keep them (like when a home is sold or bought) or other objects that might be seasonal or memorabilia from our family that we’d like to secure and pass on to our grandchildren and children.
Whatever the case, whether you’re paying a storage company to store your possessions or storing the objects on your property prior to and after moving, the way the items you put in your storage significantly impacts the ability to keep them in good condition and unharmed. Here’s how you can pack your belongings in accordance with the time period you’ll require them to be stored, beginning with short-term storage.
Tips for short-term storage
Storage is deemed to be “short-term” when you store something away for less than three months.
In general, less attention is required when packing for shorter-term. For instance, draping large pieces of furniture and picture frames with an old blanket or cloth (as long as the items are placed in a temperature-controlled environment) will do adequately for protection, since there likely won’t be enough time for moisture and dirt to damage your belongings.
Be aware of the items you’ll need and for the time frame you are packing for a brief-term stay. Set up an aisle or two so that you are able to quickly and easily access the items. Label each box and place the bulkier items at the lowest level.
Tips for long-term storage
Care must be taken when packing items for long-term storage. You may hire the packing & unpacking services.
Plastic bags are not a good idea. Plastic bags can shield items from damage from water in the short-term however in the long-term, the plastic bags and wraps hold in moisture, increase humidity, and speed up the mold and mildew growth process.
Buy sturdy boxes. Make sure you protect your possessions with sturdy, top quality moving boxes.
Vacuum seal fabrics. Clothes, wardrobes, and curtains for special occasions are all maintained in top shape when kept in a vacuum-sealed bag.
If you can, try to make sure your belongings are off the floor by putting them on shelves or pallets. This helps to maintain airflow within your home and helps to protect your belongings from harm.
It doesn’t matter if you place your delicate items in storage for a few weeks or a couple of years. The same amount of care for items that break must be maintained for both long-term and short-term storage to ensure they won’t break or shift in the course of a move. In actual fact, you may need to be more careful during storage which is short-term as the items are being moved more often. Reliable and safe removal of your belongings with removal. If you are moving offices, and homes, or moving your possessions to storage facilities, the professional and affordable removalists in Sydney can assist.