6 Packing Tips For Your Self Storage Unit


Are you thinking about using a self storage unit at a facility like Epic Group Inc in order to get some unneeded items out of your living space for now? If so, you will want to be sure that you do this effectively to ensure that none of your items become damaged while being stored away for a long period of time. Extra precaution needs to be taken since natural occurrences happen, such as mold, mildew, and water damage that can force you to have to replace certain items. Here are the six  packing tips that can help you:

  1. Make an Estimate: For every item that you are placing in self storage, be sure that you make a list of replacement estimates. This way, if your items are to become damaged or stolen while in the unit, you can deal with insurance claims easier. Your insurance is going to want to know what was damaged and how much it will cost to replace. Plus, this helps you to determine just how much insurance you may need.
  2. Avoid Sealed Plastic Bags: It is best not to store any of your items in plastic sealed bags. This is because when something is being stored in one of these for an extended period of time the humidity that forms inside of the bag can cause mildew, thus damaging whatever it is that you have inside.
  3. Be Careful with Large Appliances: Any large appliances that you will be storing need to be cleaned and dried thoroughly to prevent water damage. Be sure that you defrost your fridge and freezer and completely drain your washing machine, for example.
  4. Store Clothes Properly: Many people tend to store their clothing in boxes. However, the best way to store clothing for an extended period of time is to purchase a wardrobe that can sit in storage that allows you to hang your clothing. This will help you to retain the shape of your clothing so that it doesn't become damaged and unwearable.
  5. Cover Upholstered Furniture: If you are storing any upholstered furniture, then you want to be sure that you purchase sheets or covers that you can cover the furniture up with. This will help the furniture to retain its color and protect it from potential water damage, and more.
  6. Wipe Metal Objects with Oil: By wiping down any metal objects that you are going to put in storage with oil, you will help to prevent it from rusting.

By following these six packing tips for self storage, you can be sure that there is that much less of a chance that your items are going to be damaged and in need of replacing.


16 January 2015

Apartment Frightmares: How You Can Live Happy Again

Apartment living can be a trial sometimes. Even the best apartment complexes can have problems, such as noisy neighbors. I experienced this firsthand with my newest neighbors. Between their partying and trashy existence, I was ready to go crazy. Late one night when they were being particularly noisy, I started researching my rights as a tenant. I found out I did not have to live with their inconsiderate behavior. As a public service, I decided to help others through this blog with their neighbor problems. Whether you are dealing with a landlord that will not do any repairs or bad neighbors, I can help.