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What Not to Have Your Movers Store in Your Attic

For those who are having to use San Antonio movers to relocate to a new home, the struggle is very real when it comes to fighting the urge to not just throw all of your moving boxes in your attic.

While you can probably think of about a good dozen things or so that are much more fun than moving, this does not negate the fact that you still have to pack up all of your belongings and send them on their way with your San Antonio moving company.

If fighting the temptation to cut your unpacking time in half is too hard, then at least make sure your read this list from All My Sons Moving & Storage San Antonio of what not to have your movers store in your attic.

Important documents. Any important documents you have, such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, medical records, school records, or passports, should be in an easily accessible place while you move and in your new home. Make sure to not store them in a place where they can become wet and ruined by weather conditions, therefore making them completely illegible. On top of storing them in an easily accessible place in your new home (that is not your attic), it is important to make sure that you make copies of all of these documents in the event that something were to happen to them. In the event that you do not have additional storage space for important documents, make sure that they are stored in a weather-proof container that would be safe from inclement weather and perhaps dry humidity if your attic is not air conditioned.

Flammable items. This includes cleaning products, gasoline, propane, kerosene, paints, and any other hazardous chemicals. If you store these items in your attic, you run the risk of an accident waiting to happen at any given time due to the fact that attics tend to get very warm very quickly. Instead of storing these items in your attic, have your San Antonio movers unpack all of these items in an extra closet in your home.

Fragile fabrics. Many creatures love to live in attics, such as insects and mice. For this very reason, protect your clothes that are made from fragile fabrics by storing them in a closet in your house instead. The last thing that you want to deal with is going to get your favorite cotton shirts down from the attic just in time for summer, only to discover that they have fallen victim to a moth infestation. Trust us, you will be thanking us later once summer rolls around and all of your favorite clothes are just the way you left them! San Antonio movers know that sometimes you have to store things in your attic, so an additional option for storing fabrics in your attic is by using vacuum sealed bags.

Food. Storing food in your attic is basically asking for trouble. Ask any San Antonio moving company and they will agree – storing food in your attic is a horrible idea. Not only will it attract every critter under your roof, but it will also be a breeding ground for mildew, mold and rot. Instead, store food in an extra pantry in your home. And if you must, keep dry goods in airtight canisters in your garage if you absolutely need the space.