When you don’t have enough space in your house to store any more items, and giving away stuff isn’t on the cards for you, you may consider keeping valuables in storage shelters outside your main house. Of course, it’s very important that these shelters are well-built, but you still need to do more to ensure that the items remain in mint condition. Here are three ways to do so:
Clean the repair seal the shelter
Depending on the condition of the storage shelter, it may require some repairs before you bring the goods inside. Examine the roof for any leaks and repair them immediately. Moisture can encourage the growth of mould, which can be quite destructive. Check for any other openings in the walls, too, and fix them. Ensure the place is tidy, as well.
Line the floor and cover the items
As soon as the shelter is clean and dry, line the floor with plastic. Doing so helps protect both the items and the floor, especially if you’re going to be storing heavy items that may require you to slide them on the floor. Then cover fragile items such as framed pictures, mirrors, and lamps with bubble wraps. Use sheets on other items such as furniture to keep dust away.
Balance items appropriately
When stacking items, do so according to their size and weight. Larger and heavier items should be kept at the bottom while smaller lighter ones come on top. Be careful not to have too high stacks, however, as this might encourage falling and breakage of items. Also, avoid trying to balance pieces of furniture on top of each other to avoid instability.
Moving and storing items can be a complicated process, and you need to get everything right so you don’t damage your valuables in the process. By being diligent, you can make sure that you rest happily in your house, knowing that your valuables are safe and sound in your storage shelter.