Moving to a New Home Soon? Here are 3 Tips for Packing Your Things for Storage
January 9, 2017
If you are moving to a new home anytime soon and you have too many things to pack, you don’t have to stress yourself out by worrying about what to do with them. If you have extra furniture or whatever stuff that you don’t want to throw away but do not want to bring to your new home, you can simply place them in a storage facility. There are a lot of self-storage facilities in the country, and in wherever you are based. These facilities are often recommended by moving companies to individuals who has excess baggage when moving to a new home.
Although these facilities are safe and secured, you still need to make sure that your things are properly packed, so they won’t get damaged over time, especially since they will be stored inside the facility for a long time. Here are three tips to help you properly pack your things for storage:
Before packing any furniture (whether for the new home or storage), have it cleaned first. Regardless of size and material, furniture should be exceptionally dusted before it is wrapped in plastic. Likewise, furniture with drawers, as well as cabinet doors, should be emptied of their content. Tables, beds, and any other furniture with parts that can be removed should be disassembled before they are wrapped in plastic and transported.
Taking care of excess appliances.
If you do not want to sell or give away your excess appliances, make sure that they are packed properly. Since most appliances can gather moisture, they should be thoroughly dried and cleaned first. To keep your refrigerator and freezer smelling good, place a deodorizer inside.
Pack your electric equipment carefully.
If you are storing television sets, stereos, and other electric items, make sure that they are tightly wrapped before they are placed inside their boxes. If you still have their original boxes, use them. If not, use a bubble wrap.
Following these packing tips will help you ensure that your things will be secure inside the storage facility. So no matter how long you intend to keep them there, they will be in good shape.