6 Tips for Long-Term Storage

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Planning to store items for an extended period of time? A long-term storage rental might be just what you need. Here are tips to ensure your belongings stay safe and protected for weeks, months, or even years!

Choose the Right Size 

Select a storage unit that fits all of your stuff neatly and without overcrowding. Not sure how much space you need? Don’t worry—our Storage Unit Guide will help you figure it out in three easy steps.

Assess the Type of Storage You Need

Whether that be drive-up, dust-controlled, or climate-controlled storage options, know what type of unit is best for your stored items. Drive-up units may be more affordable, but in most cases, experience fluctuating weather and seasonal conditions. Climate-controlled units are ideal for storing things like electronics, antique furniture, photos, personal documents, or anything else that needs stable temps to prevent fast deterioration. 

Prepare Your Storage Contents

You can do this by investing in quality packing materials such as sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and furniture covers for storage protection. And, don’t forget to label and organize the contents in each box or tote. Once your items are inside a storage container, arrange them in your unit by placing the most-accessed items near the front so you can get in and out quickly. 

Arrange Large or Bulky Items 

For things like appliances and furniture, make sure you clean them first. And be sure to disassemble large furniture if possible, with the largest items going towards the back and the heaviest furniture at the bottom. This will save space so you can stack vertically and get the most use of your storage rental.

Know the Property Security Features

Consider choosing a facility with strong security measures such as surveillance cameras, gated access, well-lit driveways, and on-site staff. Be sure to ask questions like, How tall is the perimeter fencing? Or, How many security cameras monitor the property?

Check on Your Storage Regularly

Even for long-term storage, it’s a good idea to visit the unit periodically to inspect your belongings and ensure you are not finding mold, mildew, or unusual wear and tear. Also, we recommend rotating items regularly to maintain their condition.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your items remain in good condition and are easily accessible, even after extended periods of storage. And luckily, renting a storage unit from A Plus Super Storage is simple. We make it easy with 7 convenient locations and no-hassle month-to-month agreements. We look forward to serving you at A Plus Super Storage!