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What Items Should I Put in a Storage Container?

What Items Should I Put in a Storage Container?

Are you considering renting a storage container for your move? Storage containers are weatherproof and pest-proof, but they’re not always climate controlled. That means there are some items that can spoil or even explode if you place them in a non-climate controlled storage container. To ensure that you’re storing the right things in your container, follow this short guide to store smart.

What’s Safe to Put in a Self-Storage Container?

Are your boxes taking over your home? Do you have furniture that you want to keep but will no longer fit in your new space? Self-storage containers are a great option when you need to store items during and after your move. When you’re ready to free up more space with a storage unit, these items below are safe to store in your container:

  • Sporting goods 
  • Decorations like your Christmas tree and Halloween decorations
  • Items you want to donate but don’t have time to organize during your move
  • Furniture you want to keep but are not planning to use right now
  • Collectibles and toys you wish to store
  • Back-up appliances

What Should I Avoid Placing in a Storage Container?

The following items should never be placed in storage that is not climate controlled: Records, paintings, antique furniture, flammable or corrosive materials, food and perishable items, plants and soil, bottles or cans, and irreplaceable items like your passports and birth certificates. Boxes of documents, files and other important papers should also stay out of the storage containers unless they’re temperature controlled.

These items should remain safely at your home to ensure nothing damages or spoils your other belongings in the container or attracts unwanted rodents, insects and odours.

How Should the Items Be Stored?

How can you ensure that your items are protected while in storage? Use boxes, bubble wrap, and blankets to protect your belongings from damage. Be sure to label everything clearly and position the labelling outwards so you can easily find what you need when you need it. Also, don’t forget to take pictures and make a detailed inventory list before you store them as a reminder. 

Need storage for your move? We offer FREE short-term storage for up to 10 days, as well as discounted rates of up to 50% off when you use our storage for up to 90 days. We also offer 100% full replacement value insurance – the best possible insurance in the industry. Contact our office today to learn more about our storage options for your next move. 

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