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Prepare Your Items for Storage

When you’re in the middle of a move, packing seems like a never-ending task. It’s the part of moving that takes the most time. Our South Atlanta movers understand that not everyone is a professional packer. To help, we offer South Atlanta professional packing services so that you don’t have to worry about the hard things, like preparing your items for storage.

It may seem as simple as packing your items into boxes or suitcases, locking them away, and then forgetting about them. When in reality, preparing your items for storage is a little more work.

When preparing your items for storage, there are some guidelines that you should follow so your items are stored properly. If you can, try to get a storage unit that is temperature controlled, this way all of your belongings stay fresh. We offer climate controlled storage facilities for an affordable price, guaranteed to keep your items safe from decay.

How to Prepare Your Items for Long Term Storage

Don’t pack items in plastic bags 
Try to avoid using things like trash bags when preparing to move items to storage. Even though plastic bags are water resistant compared to cardboard boxes, they can trap humidity inside them. This will allow fungus like mold and mildew to grow inside.

Make sure your boxes are new.
Newer boxes are sturdier than a recycled box that has been used before. They will stack better, as well. You can also opt for plastic containers instead of boxes, this way, they are resistant to any potential floods or water leakage. If you do use plastic containers, make sure to put something inside to absorb the moisture.

Take care of fragile items.
Make sure that any glass or valuable items are wrapped individually and properly packed in something that will protect them. Make sure the boxes are labeled as fragile, as well, so you don’t forget while moving or packing your storage unit, and neither do your movers.

Vacuum seal clothing
It is best to not leave your clothing or linens in boxes or loose in the storage unit. Using vacuum sealed bags for clothing and linens will help to keep them smelling fresh, as well as protect them.

Clean appliances
 If you are storing large appliances like a stove, fridge, or microwave, be sure to clean them properly before storage. This will prevent mold and mildew and also unwanted pests from being inside of your storage unit.

Use pallets
These will keep your items off the floor and protect them from any water damage. It also allows for good airflow in and out of the storage unit.

How to Prepare Your Items for Short Term Storage

Use dust covers
 Using dust covers to cover items in your unit is a good idea to keep things dust free, for the short time they are being stored. It also acts as protection for your items.This will limit the amount of packing you have to do as well.

Leave walking space
Leave space to move around your storage unit. Chances are if your items are in short term storage, you’re going to be accessing your unit frequently, or at least once more to empty it. Make sure you’re able to get to what you need when you need it.

Take care of fragile items
Make sure that any glass or valuable items are wrapped individually and properly packed in something that will protect them. Make sure the boxes are labeled as fragile as well, this way you don’t forget while moving or packing your storage unit, and neither do your movers.

Label everything
 
Make sure that all of your items are properly marked so that you know what is what.

When getting ready for a move to or from South Atlanta, trust us to be your South Atlanta local movers and get the job done right, especially when it comes to preparing your items for storage. Call us today to schedule your next move. With All My Sons Moving & Storage, you can guarantee that we will treat your family's belongings as if they were our own!