A Guide To Storing Your Treasures

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.

Should Your Baby's Clothing And Furniture Be Stored At Home?


Baby clothing and furniture can be costly. To save on expenses for future children, some parents choose to stow away their baby's clothing as they outgrow them. If you are unsure if you want to keep your baby's items for future children, here is what you need to know:

Is Storing the Items at Home Best?

Storing the items in your basement, attic, or another empty space seems like a good idea. After all, the items are in reach for when you need them. However, when you store items at home, you lose valuable space that you could use for other items. There is also the possibility that the items could be inadvertently damaged.

To avoid this, many parents are opting for self-storage. Renting a storage unit gives frees up space at your home. It also allows you to store fully assembled furniture, such as the crib, in the unit so you do not have to worry about reassembling it after you have another baby.

How Should You Prepare the Items for Storage?

Since you plan to use the furniture and clothing again in the future, it is important that you take steps to properly preserve them before placing them in your storage unit. One of the first steps you can take is to wash all the clothing in an unscented laundry detergent to remove any fragrance. The fragrance can be attractive to bugs. You can then store the clothes in labeled plastic containers. Be sure to place a lid on them.

Any furniture that has a fabric component, such as a swing, needs to have the fabric parts removed. The parts can then be washed and stored with the clothing. Wipe and dry all the remaining parts of the furniture and place in storage. You can cover the items with a white cotton sheet to protect it.

If you have enough room in your storage unit, you can leave the furniture assembled. If you do have to take it apart, take a picture of it before doing so to make reassembly easier. Make sure all the screws, nuts, and bolts are stored in a plastic bag that is clearly labeled.

What Other Steps Can You Take to Protect the Items?

Fluctuations in the weather can cause the humidity to rise and fall in the storage unit. Unfortunately, this could negatively impact the clothing and furniture that is stored.

To prevent damage, such as warping and corrosion, you should opt for a climate-controlled storage unit. The unit will keep the temperature in the unit steady to avoid a buildup of humidity.

Contact a self-storage facility for more information and assistance.


7 July 2017