Packing Those Delicate Things: The Ins and Outs of Packing for Storage
When utilizing storage in Richmond, VA, you’ll want to make sure you pack your fragile and delicate items with care. There are the right ways to do this. And, there are the wrong ways. If you go about it the wrong way, you’ll end up with broken family treasures. But, by following a few simple guidelines, you’ll be a packing success story.
Box It Up
Make sure that you box up everything you can. If you do leave anything unboxed, you’ll run the risk of it getting very dirty, dusty, and scratched. Pack your boxes to their fullest. Any space left over can cause your items to shift and break during transport. And when you stack them in your unit they can collapse. Make sure you wrap any breakables you are putting into the boxes so that they will be protected during the moving and storage process. Bubble wrap is highly recommended for this. Pack any book flat so that their spines will be protected. Make sure to label all your boxes so that you can find what you’re looking for when you come back to your unit.
If you will be storing clothes in your unit, you may want to invest in a standing wardrobe with a hanging rod. Space bags work well also. They save space and will keep out dust, mildew, and bugs so that your clothes stay fresh for when you need to use them again. If you are storing large appliances there are a set of rules as to their proper and legal storage. Ask the people at your storage facility in Richmond, VA for help with that.
Preserve Your Pictures
Make sure you wrap mirrors and pictures in bubble wrap and mark them as fragile. You can purchase the cardboard corner protectors in a packing store. If you are going to be storing pictures, paintings, and photos you probably should consider renting a climate controlled unit so that temperature changes won’t affect and damage your items. If your photos aren’t in a frame it’s recommended that you lay them flat between sturdy cardboard so that the edges won’t curl up.
There are so many steps you can take to ensure your items will be just as new and fresh as the day you put them into a storage unit. I only touched on a few of them here. You can find many more tips at your storage facility. You’ll feel better about putting your things away in a unit when you know they will be safe and well protected from the elements.
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