Preparing for the Storage Company

Did you know that preparing your items for storage before the storage company picks them up is just as important as preparing your items for moving? That is because items can get scratched, damaged, or soiled if not prepared properly.  In this article, our San Diego relocation specialists at Move Central will take you through a few of the things you definitely need to think about when preparing items for storage.

Preparing for the Storage Company 

Scratches
Scratches can occur on surfaces when items are not properly cleaned and covered before storage. Be sure to dust furniture and remove any dirt or food from appliances before storing. This will keep the debris from rubbing fine lines into these items. You will also want to use moving pads or blankets to protect large furniture or appliances inside the storage vault.
Breakage
Breakables should be packed into boxes with plenty of packing paper or bubble wrap to insure that they don’t shift. Choose similarly sized boxes that can be stacked, and ensure that the boxes are packed full so they don’t become crushed.
Mold and Mildew
Dry all surfaces, especially the insides of appliances, so they don’t retain moisture. Letting them air dry for a day or so before the movers come is a good idea.

Rust

Though our storage company provides a clean, dry warehouse for your items, there is always the possibility of humidity rising inside your vault. For this reason, we suggest protecting any tools that will be in long-term storage by rubbing a few drops of oil on them. You will then want to ensure that these items are properly wrapped or stored separately from other items so the oil does not transfer.

To find out more about how our San Diego storage company can help with your storage needs, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

Preparing Items for Storage

Preparing Items for Storage: Storage Company Tips

During a move, and depending upon your specific moving needs, you may want to consider preparing items for storage either for a short or extended amount of time. The most convenient way to do this is by taking advantage of a qualified moving and storage company’s services because they move your items to storage and deliver them when you are ready.

Here are Move Central’s best tips for preparing items for storage so they are ready for safe storage:

Buy similar sized boxes—When you purchase boxes, get mostly the same size when possible. These boxes will stack more easily on top of each other and will be less likely to crush on one end and fall.
Pack boxes full—This doesn’t mean that the box should be full of items. You will also want to include packing paper or bubble wrap as filler to protect items. A good rule of thumb is that you shouldn’t hear things rattling when you shake the box. This will ensure that your boxes don’t cave in when stacked.
Clean items—Make sure items are food, dirt, and dust free before packing. This will keep them from scratching and will deter pests looking for food.
Disassemble large items—This will save space and may keep your storage costs down.
At Move Central of San Diego we hope these tips gave you a few good ideas on how to prepare household items for storage. If you need a quote, feel free to contact our moving and storage company today!

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