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 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.
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.
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.