Soon it will be time to pack up your outdoor living area and protect your patio furniture for the winter. Even furniture that is considered weather-resistant will last longer when stored in a warm, dry place such as a storage unit. We asked Melissa LeBlanc from Apple Self Storage for tips on how to properly store and maintain different types of patio furniture in a storage unit.
With spring finally having sprung and rakes formally replacing shovels in the garage, the air is thick with the unmistakable sense of renewal. But not far behind the anticipation of a new season looms the stress of spring cleaning – an annual ritual for most residents. Fortunately, sweeping in like a much-needed breath of fresh air, self storage can help ease the burden and restore order to your life.
Not just the last refuge of old, dingy items that have overstayed their welcome in your home or garage, storage facilities are capable of holding even the most fragile of goods – from dishes and cookware to mirrors and family heirlooms. But ensuring the wellbeing of these delicate articles in your storage unit requires a little extra attention to the finer details; for example, packing supplies and stacking.
Ideally the storage facility you visit will have an on-site store with packing and moving supplies, as well as staff who are willing to provide storage tips. This way you can not only find everything in one convenient location, but you can rest assured that you won’t encounter any unpleasant surprises when next accessing the storage unit.
In storage as in stock markets, having a strategy will steer you away from potential pitfalls and heartbreak. And although the latter might require a little more critical thinking, approaching self storage with a plan in mind can help you maximize space and keep your goods like new – or in whatever condition you left them.
When storing your items with a reputable, service-oriented company, know that you’re not alone – knowledgeable staff should be on hand to provide advice on not only the right self storage unit, but also the way to make the most of it. In other words, providing tips on packaging and stacking items and how to use the space most efficiently.