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How to Prepare Possessions for Long-Term Storage

Last updated 7 years ago

Whether you’re interested in self-storage or hiring a moving company to store your belongings for you in their storage facilities, properly packing your belongings for long-term storage is important to making sure they stay in great shape until you’re ready to use them again. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few key tips to making sure that your possessions stay in great shape:

First, regardless of what kind of storage facilities you decide on, you should make sure to inventory your belongings. When you do this, make sure you have an idea of what things should be packed together in the same boxes. This way you’ll know where everything is when you need to unpack. It’s also helpful to estimate the value of the items you are storing so that you can make insurance claims in the event of an accident. Before packing your belongings, make sure that your items are in clean and that you use the proper wrapping materials for storage.

The second step is packing and storage. When you are packing your belongings, try to use the smallest boxes for your heavier content. A few examples of heavy items are; books, shoes, vases, picture frames, etc. Moving companies are an extremely helpful service, even if you aren’t moving to a new home. Large boxes can carry light items; linens, pillows, towels, etc. Movers and moving men can help you store large items really easily and can take these items to the self-storage facility you choose. This makes the entire process of long-term storage much easier and convenient!

For a great storage or moving experience, contact the moving, packing, and storage pros at Men on the Move. We’ve been helping New York area residents with their moving and storage needs since 1985. We also have state-of-the-art storage facilities for full-service storage or self-storage, so your moving and storage needs are met all at once! For more information, visit Men on the Move online or call us at (888) 617-8645.


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