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Self Storage Georgia: Dos and Donts


 

You know what they say: once you pack up and wrap up your stuff to store it, it’s a pain to have to do it again. Before you pack, here are some DOs and DONTs to think about before you transfer your belongings into storage.

 

DO:

Stack your furniture to save yourself space. Don’t worry, a big couch is strong enough to hold a couple love seats. Make sure to wrap your furniture in blankets or moving pads: two leather sofas smushed together for a while does nothing good for the leather.

DON’T:

Wrap your furniture in plastic or newspaper! Plastic holds moisture in and can unexpectedly ruin a perfectly beautiful wooden table. Newspaper ink can rub off onto fabric or wood.

DO:

Label your boxes on all six sides. That way it’s a lot easier to locate your belongings later on without having to kick things around.

DON’T:

Overpack boxes! People tend to do this when storing things like books, before realizing they’re going to need a crane to pick up the weight. Always make sure your books are evenly spaced in smaller boxes. Use more boxes if you have to, you can always stack them. We promise, you’ll thank us later on.

DO:

Keep paperwork and important documents in file folders whenever possible. Even a tiny change in room temperature can cause papers to stick together and bleed on each other.

DON’T:

Put documents you might need into storage! Keep all paperwork as easily accessible as possible. If you don’t think you’ll need to access those tax returns for a while, but you aren’t positive, it’s best to keep them out of storage and closer to your person.

DO:

Place 2x4s down on the ground of your self storage space before moving any furniture in. This will prevent the damage often cause by cold, humid floors.

DON’T:

Use elevated wooden crates to prop up your furniture. These are heavy, difficult to move, and take up precious space. Stick with 2x4s and lightweight lumber. Remember, you aren’t preventing a flood, just a preventing the furniture from directly touching the concrete floor.

 

DO:

Use cedar chips to keep moths away from your clothing and fabric– just to be safe.

DON’T:

Use mothballs! The scent of mothballs lingers for years, and you don’t want all the contents of your apartment to stink like them.

 

Check out a lot more general tips about Self Storage Georgia at our FAQ page. Happy storing!

 


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