How To Get Your Items Ready For Storage

When you’re moving away from home for a short time, finding an already furnished apartment in your new city is often easier. After all, moving your belongings to a new home only to transport them back to your hometown a few months later is more trouble than it’s worth. However, that means you’ll need to figure out what to do with your belongings while you’re away. For most people, keeping their furniture and possessions in storage is the best option. Here’s how to prepare your belongings for storage if you’re not hiring a moving company to transport them to your temporary home.

Clean Everything Thoroughly

Before you start packing up your belongings, take the time to give everything you’re putting in storage a thorough deep cleaning. Use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe away the dust off electronics, wood, and glass surfaces. On wood furniture, take care to polish and condition the surface. If you’re storing upholstered items, vacuum the cushions as thoroughly as possible to remove dirt and debris. This will ensure that your furniture is in the best condition possible once you’re ready to remove it from storage.

Inventory What You’re Storing

As you start packing, make a list of everything you’re keeping in a storage unit—and we mean everything! This will help you keep the items you need to take with you separate from those you want to keep in your hometown. Once everything is at the storage facility, you can keep the list for future reference. Once you’re ready to get something out of the storage unit, you’ll be able to refer to the inventory list to guarantee that it’s at the unit and not something lurking in the trunk of your car.

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Label Your Boxes

The most frustrating part about getting items back out of storage does not remember where you put them in the first place. Once you fill a box, label it clearly with a permanent marker and cover the label with clear packing tape. This will make it easy to read, even if you have to keep your belongings in storage for several years. Alternatively, you can use a clear plastic storage box that will allow you to see inside rather than relying solely on a hand-written label.

Invest in Climate Controlled Storage

If you’re keeping furniture, artwork, and electronics in storage, you must find a storage facility that will keep those items safe. In traditional storage units, the weather outside can cause the unit’s interior to be broiling hot in the summer and freezing in the winter. Investing in a climate-controlled storage unit will allow you to keep the things you treasure most safe from weather-related damage.

Need to rent a storage unit for your upcoming short-term move? Contact Eden’s Moving and Storage Service today. Our climate-controlled storage units have everything you need to keep your belongings safe and secure while you’re away. Best of all, our dedicated crew will load your items and drive them to the storage unit for you, so you can focus on getting ready for your upcoming move—Call 1-877-887-8248 to discuss your storage needs today.

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Vince Ortiz
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The movers showed up on time, and did an amazing job dealing with some very difficult pieces of furniture. They moved things that I thought would be impossible to move. They worked hard and fast and were very careful with my walls nothing was scratched. Good work! Thanks!!
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Best prices and great to work with. You have to wait a little bit longer for your stuff but they were very upfront about the time frame, gave us a range, and called a few days ahead of time. Our move was difficult because our stuff was in storage (we had already moved and due to another moving company dropping the ball we could not get back to finalize boxing everything up). They did a great job once they arrived organizing our stuff in storage carefully. I would highly recommend.
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My household has used Edens four times now with perfect results. The moved a massive Piano off the second floor – safe and quick. I hired them again with my recent long-distance move. The crew showed up on time, they were quick and careful with my stuff, and they made sure everything got placed where I'd need it.. Great experience once again. Will definitely use them again. extremely recommended.
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