Protecting Your Belongings
When you put your things in self storage you can be confident of a level of protection given to you with 24-hour security and safe dry conditions. However, there are some things you can do to enhance how your belongings are protected.
Protecting Your Belongings in Self Storage
Self storage is a great way to safely and securely store items that are important to you, it’s great to have a space you can leave things you don’t immediately need knowing that you can access them at any time. Self storage is very secure and self storage units are great at protecting your items, but there are some things you can do to make sure your belongings are extra safe when they go into storage so that they will be in the best possible condition when they come out.
Cover your belongings
A good first step in protecting the belongings you put in storage is to make sure they are appropriately covered. This helps to protect your belongings from dust. It also helps to stop your items getting scratched or scuffed as you add or move things around your storage unit. Some good coverings to use include; moving blankets, old bedsheets, or our mattress covers.
Raise sensitive items off the floor
A good way to ensure your items are safe in storage is to make sure that they are raised off the floor. Raising your items off the floor can greatly reduce the chances of damage from any damp, mould, or pests. You can use almost anything to raise your items off the ground, clean pallets or open shelving are both great solutions.
Make sure your things are clean and dry
Any dirt or moisture that comes into your storage unit with your belongings can potentially damage them. To avoid this make sure that your belongings are clean and dry. It’s a good idea to take a towel with you when you load your unit so that you can wipe off any moisture that might get on to your belongings.
When you store bikes or tools there is always a slight risk of rust forming. A good way to prevent this is to rub a little bit of oil on them before you put them into storage, this will help prevent any rust from forming. It’s also a good idea to store tools and bikes away from any furniture to avoid stains.
Don’t store anything you shouldn’t
A good way to make sure that your belongings are safe in storage is to make sure you’re only storing things that you should be storing. There are a few items that don’t really belong in a storage unit, some could potentially damage the rest of your belongings, so it’s important to make sure you’re not planning on storing anything that shouldn’t be kept in self storage. If you’re unsure, take a look at our guide to items that you should never keep in self storage.
Follow our storage tips
If you’re looking for any extra hints on looking after your things, or just general help with self storage, take a look at our storage tips. Some larger items can require a little extra thought when you are getting them ready for storage, you need to make sure you have the right kind of unit and have made all of the suitable arrangements. Our kayak storage guide is a handy guide for storing a larger item that needs some special considerations.
Making sure your belongings are stored as well as they can be is the best way to protect them while they’re packed away. Making sure that you’ve picked an appropriate unit using our unit size guide can help you to ensure that you can pack your unit without any trouble. Burlington Storage Barn has long and short term storage solutions to suit any needs. Get in touch to reserve your unit today.