Hello, my name is Pete Stone. Over the years, I have met a lot of interesting people and we have exchanged gifts. Many of these gifts are very unique and irreplaceable, with some being custom-made or created by the gift giver himself or herself. The problem is that I live in an apartment that is not very large. My only solution to this problem is to purchase storage space. There is an art to using a self-storage unit that I have discovered. With the right storage techniques, your belongings will last. Because I have learned so much, I have decided to create this blog to share my knowledge with anyone who needs it.
Having an RV means you can take off on an adventure whenever the mood hits and you have some free time, but having an RV also means that it will probably be left in storage through some of the coldest months of the year. Every RV owner has been there. You open the door to your abode on the road after a long season of storage and the smell that wafts out to greet you is nothing short of offensive. Odors in your stored RV may seem like a normal thing, after all, you are closing it up tight with pretty much no ventilation for a good span of time. However, with a few preparations, you can come back to your stored RV and not have to deal with a bad smell.
Pull out all fabric furnishings, bedding, and laundry before storage.
Fabrics are pretty notorious for harboring odors, so they can be one reason why your RV smells funky after it has been stored. Go ahead and pull out any laundry in the RV, both dirty and clean, all bedding and pillows, and even pull down curtains so they can be washed before you put your RV in the storage unit.
Get rid of all food inside the RV before storage.
Any food inside the RV for a long period can definitely contribute to a bad odor. While shelf stable foods, like canned goods and dry pasta will probably be okay, it is best to go ahead and pull this stuff out of the RV as well because having any food around can contribute to a pest problem that can also cause odors. Don't forget to remove all foods from the fridge and freezer and clean up food particles that may be hanging out in the kitchen around the stove and cabinetry.
Allow your RV to air out well before you store it.
The day before you plan to store your RV, open up all of the windows and doors, and even turn on the ventilation fans for a bit to allow air to flow through the unit while you are doing the usual preparing. This will give any odors trapped inside the unit a chance to escape before you lock everything down. If there is a bad odor in the RV when you lock it up, you can pretty much guarantee the smell will still be hanging around when you get the RV out of storage.
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6 June 2017