More people than ever before are storing items and self-storage today as a way to increase available space at home. With that said, there are some simple and straightforward tips and tricks that can make self-storage easier, more convenient and more successful. For example, when storing wood furniture it is always a good idea to spray quality furniture with a good furniture spray before storing. This provides added protection depending on how long furniture will be stored.
Equally important is to consider storing electronic devices such as computers and stereos in the right way. One of the best strategies in this regard is to simply use color-coded stickers on electronic cables while placing the same color-coded stickers on electronic devices where the cable will be reconnected. This greatly reduces the confusion commonly encountered when reestablishing connections on electrical components at a later time. As an added note, when at all possible it is always best to store electronic items in their original packaging.
Plastic Zip Lock Bag
In addition, when storing furniture such as bedding it is always a good idea to fully disassemble a bed and wrap the railings and other pieces using shrink-wrap. This is the preferred method of securing furniture parts and components as tape can cause damage to wood and even metal furniture. One of the best ways to keep track of small screws, bolts, nuts and other easy to lose furniture pieces is to use a plastic zip lock bag. Once all pieces and items have been sealed in a bag, the bag can then be taped securely to a portion of the furniture that will not be damaged by the glue used on most tapes today.
Unplugged And Securely Taped
Finally, appliances such as washing machines and dryers should be handled in a detailed and careful manner. Hoses should be disconnected and drained thoroughly. If hoses are to be stored in the washing machine drum they should be wrapped well to avoid damaging the drum. Electric cords on washing machines and dryers should be unplugged and securely taped to the back of each respective machine. As an added note, those preparing to move or store appliances should read the manufacturer’s recommendations with regard to moving appliances so as to avoid damage or injury. Contact Albuquerque Self Storage today to learn more about Albuquerque storage units and storage solutions.