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How to Prepare Your Belongings for Storage

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Storage facilities come in handy if you’re between homes, or have too many things you don’t want to part ways with. In case you were not aware, Daymakers has our own state-of-the-art storage facility with humidity control, high-end dust suppression, and pest control systems to make sure your items stay as clean as possible and are ready for you when you need them. If you’re ready to transfer things into one of our units, we want to give you some tips on how to prepare your belongings for storage to make it as stress-free as possible!

Research Storage Facility Restrictions

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Before you start boxing and wrapping things up to put into a storage facility, you want to make sure that you research what the facility allows and doesn’t allow. 

For example, at Daymakers, you can store just about anything besides:

  • Hazardous materials – including gasoline, propane, oil, grease, chemicals, cleaners, etc.
  • Perishables – including produce, meats, dairy products, rice, dog food, etc.
  • Unregistered vehicles
  • Explosives, ammunition, and firearms
  • Animals and plants
  • Drugs and medications

If you’re not sure about a certain item, please call and ask us to avoid accidentally storing something illegally!

Make Some Decisions

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Sitting down with a pen and paper and deciding which items you want to store should be the next step. You’ll need to figure that all out before you can choose the size of your storage unit. If you’re storing big furniture like a couch, a piano, etc., you’ll need a larger one as opposed to a small one that is just holding boxes full of items. 

Make a Checklist

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You want to make a checklist that is specifically for moving into a storage facility and one that is for moving into your new home. This will eliminate a lot of confusion and prevent items from going to the wrong places. Separate the items into two different rooms or piles and check them off as you go. 

Wipe Down & Vacuum

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There’s nothing worse than putting a bunch of items that are already covered in dust and mildew into a storage unit. You want to make sure you clean everything before moving it in to ensure your furniture and belongings stay clean and ready for their next move.

Label Your Boxes

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If you’re between homes and have a lot of boxes you need to store, it will be very helpful to label them all clearly. This will help you out in the future when you need to retrieve the boxes to bring to your new home. Just think, would you rather open every box to find out what you put in them, or have an idea and easily place them in the correct rooms?

Need to Find a Storage Unit?

As we mentioned before, Daymakers has a storage facility that you can utilize! All units are available for short- and long-term rentals, with flexible terms because we know life doesn’t always follow a contract schedule, and with added services like packing and stacking to make sure every item is well-placed for its own protection. We can even recommend a place if you need out-of-town storage, and can help with transportation, too!

Request a FREE quote on our website today! We’re so excited to hear from you.

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