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How to Prepare Your Items for Storage


If you’re moving soon and you’re looking for a storage facility, look no further than Daymakers Storage & Moving Company! Our storage facility located in Hudson, WI is ready to hold your items until you’re ready for them. If you’re not sure how to prepare your items for storage, we can help with that too. Keep reading to find out what you need to do.

Research Storage Facility Restrictions

Every storage facility is different, in some ways. Many restrictions are the same, but it’s important to take a deep dive into all of them to make sure you find the place that works best for you. For example, at Daymakers Moving & Storage, the following items are not allowed in your storage unit:

  • 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

Figure Out What You Want to Store

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Before you move, start to make a list of the items you know you need to store. This will help you determine the size of the unit you’ll need before booking one. Not only does this help keep things organized, but it’ll help you figure out how much it’ll cost you. For example, if you don’t know ahead of time, and you book a larger unit that you don’t really need – you’ll be paying more for no reason!

Clean Your Belongings

If you store couches, chairs, clothes, etc. that are not cleaned before putting them in the unit, you’ll be facing a musty surprise when you do move them to your new home. It’s important to clean everything that you want to store ahead of time, so they stay in their original condition.

Use Plastic Bins Instead of Boxes

stack of colorful plastic boxes.

If you’re ready to start packing up the items you plan to store, it’s a great idea to pack them in plastic bins instead of boxes, as they will be even more protected. Clear bins are the best bet, because you can see exactly what you need when you head to your unit. Also, it makes it easier to stack things without crushing the items below.

Label Your Boxes

If you DO decide to use boxes instead, be sure to label them so you know which box holds what you’re looking for. There’s nothing worse than spending time in your unit rooting through boxes, trying to find what you need.

Take Apart Large Items

Asian man assembling furniture

If you’re planning on storing large items like a couch, TV stands, beds, etc., taking it apart will leave you with much more room in your unit to store other things beside it. Keep the hardware in a labeled ziplock bag and either tape it to the item or keep them safe somewhere in your home.

If you have any questions about Daymakers Moving & Storage Company’s storage unit, please refer to our FAQ section or simply, reach out!

Our storage units are humidity controlled with a state-of-the-art humidity control system, safe & secure, dust & rodent-free, and we’ll take care of the heavy lifting for you.

All of our units are available for short- and long-term rentals, with flexible terms because we know life doesn’t always follow a contract schedule. We also offer added services like packing and stacking to make sure every item is well-placed for its own protection. If you need out-out-town storage recommendations, we can help with that AND help with the transportation! 
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