How to prepare your items for storage
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We always find items we do not need anymore when moving home. This means it is time to declutter or prepare your items for storage. Regardless of the situation, we will explain both situations and prepare you for them. Let’s pack, organize, search for local movers Gaithersburg MD, and find a proper storage unit for you and your family. Let’s go!
Are we planning the relocation first?
In case we are in the middle of the relocation process, we will mention a few crucial parts. So, before you do anything, ensure you have covered the following before you contact your moving companies Gaithersburg MD:
- Inspect your entire home room by room
- Do not forget the attic, basement, shed, backyard, and garage
- Note down all the items and furniture
- Inspect the environment and make sure it is safe
- Make an inventory and moving checklist
- Set aside the items you are moving. And prepare your items for storage as well
Once you have the info we mentioned, you will be able to start calculating moving costs, moving supplies, and to contact your local movers Maryland. With the info you gathered, they will make the best plan possible.
Gather and prepare your items for storage
As we stated, you will have to inspect all your items including the furniture. Pinpoint all those items you want to store and pile them up in one of the rooms. Prepare your items for storage on time so you won’t have to chase them later all over the place.
Use proper packing materials
You can prepare your items for storage but if you use improper packing materials it will all go to waste. So, let us gather all necessary and basic packing materials for your relocation and for storing. You’ll need cardboard boxes. Around 30 or more depending on the size of the move of course. Then, a packing tape, packing paper, bubble wrap, and labels. And you’ll need wooden pallets or more cardboard to place it on the ground so you won’t have to stack your furniture directly on the ground inside your unit. Pack lightly and leave enough room to move around inside the unit.
Of course, you can always purchase packing services Maryland from your moving team and skip this boring process entirely. Your movers can bring all the materials, pack, unpack. Isn’t this neat. Keep this in the back of your head when the time comes.
Prepare your items for storage and include all items on your moving checklist
Now, you must go through your moving checklist and ensure everything is there. Once you are sure all items are there and ready for storing, start packing. Take each box, use bubble wrap or blankets as a cushion. Place items inside, fill gaps with crumpled paper, and close the box. Tape it up and add a label so you can find your items at all times.
Now you know how to prepare your items for storage. Make sure you keep your unit clean and pest-free. Add an air moisturizer and rodent repellants if needed, let the fresh air in, and use a broom each time you visit. Good luck.