Preparing Your Household Goods for Long Term Storage
Moving from one place to another is not an easy decision to make. There are stuffs to be packed and things to get rid of. Usually the task of moving your belongings is done by hiring a moving company, but what about stuffs that you can’t fit in your new place or that you simply cannot move to your new places due to a number of reasons (expensive taxes if moving abroad, expensive moving costs, etc.). Under this circumstance, you will need to find a long-term storage for your household goods.
There are many long-term storage that you could use to store your belongings. However, before putting them in the storage room, you need to prepare your goods carefully to make sure they will be in good condition whenever you need them again in the future.
For fragile furniture pieces and glassware, you need to wrap them in bubble wrap and put them in separate boxes. Since you will be having a lot of boxes, you will need packing tape markers to distinguish them whenever you need them.
For high-value items, make sure you lock them in a lock box or you should consider taking them with you unless the item is too big to be moved. As for huge items that cannot be shipped to your new place, you could prepare them before putting them into the storage space. For cars, you have to make sure to top off the tank, clean them up, change the oil, keep the battery charged and keep them covered before you put them into storage.
When you relocate to a new place, there are many things you simple cannot carry with you. This is especially true when you move from one country to another. There are several limitations on which items you could carry across the border and which items are prohibited. You should consult the local law carefully before packing your belongings. You may consider making a detailed checklist to make sure you do not forget important things. With proper preparations, a relocation should not be stressful at all.