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How Should I Store Household Items Long-Term?

Posted on 24th January 2020 by The Aussie Team
How Should I Store Household Items Long-Term?

If you’re looking at ways to create space at home, using container storage is an excellent way for people to safeguard their possessions for long-term periods. Additionally, container storage is an affordable storage option for both households and businesses alike. However, this doesn’t mean you should quickly pack everything up in boxes and put into a storage unit.

Is there a certain way to prepare things for long-term storage?

What is the Best Way to Prepare Things for Long-Term Storage?

Container storage is the ideal way to keep things like clothing and furniture in a secure environment. It adds space at home while ensuring your items are safe from theft or damage. Here are some of our best tips for preparing your items before storage:

  • New storage boxes or containers. Don’t try and use boxes you get from the corner shop or supermarket. You can buy industry-level supplies from Aussie. Durable plastic containers are also an excellent way to safeguard your possessions.
  • Carefully pack fragile pieces. Much like moving, you need to treat fragile objects with additional care. Every box should have lots of extra padding and packaging, and correct labelling for the outside of the box is a good idea.
  • Clean all appliances and furniture. Any mould you bring in can spread to other items, which can damage fabrics. Also, remember to leave appliance doors slightly open and wrap cords.
  • Vacuum seal clothes and fabrics. If you are keeping clothes in storage, you should invest in vacuum-sealing equipment. It eliminates air that can cause mould.

To make a separate point very clear – you should avoid packing things into plastic bags. The materials most carrier bags or bin-liners use can increase humidity which then causes moisture. That’s ideal conditions for our old enemy mould to set in.

Is Container Storage Cheaper than Self Storage?

Yes, it’s usually the case that most removals and storage companies charge less for their container storage packages. At Aussie, we stack our container storage units to ensure maximum space efficiency and security. This means there’s less daily maintenance for our staff, but this also means there are limitations to access.

Unlike our garages and lofts, storage units are purpose-built to keep out the elements and would-be thieves. All our units have environmental controls to eliminate heat or damp issues before they occur. We must remind you about the final point. Please avoid using plastic bags when preparing your items for storage. Every Aussie branch has state-of-the-art security systems to prevent break-ins.

Although container storage is usually best for long-term storage, there are other options available. We have another service at our depot in Bath. Aussie’s Self Storage package is a bit more expensive, but you get unlimited access during our business hours. This option is popular with businesses and people who tend to use their storage unit regularly.

Aussie Man & Van – Bath’s Favourite Long-Term Storage Company –

Aussie Man and Van’s branch in Bath is becoming the area’s favourite for storage, as well as removals. We work with hundreds of people and local companies every month. Customer service is our company’s number one priority. We believe that everything works better when we see things from our customers’ perspective.

Aussie’s range of storage packages for domestic and business is part of our ‘all under one roof’ ethos. We’re the ‘can-do’ company that can take on any removals or storage job. Our team do everything possible to make sure we provide the right storage option for every customer. That’s why we’re already a five-star company, and you can see what our previous customers think of our service here.

If you would like to discuss our long-term storage options, please contact us today. We’re confident that we can match and meet your storage requirements.