Residents in both Texas and Oklahoma must be prepared for unpredictable weather. While temperatures in the winter can drop below 40 degrees. And with snow, tornados, scorching heat, hurricanes and heavy rain, knowing your belongings are protected is critical. Unfortunately, storing precious items at home doesn’t always provide the best protection. Luckily, All Storage has the peace of mind you’re looking for when it comes to using a self-storage unit for your antiques and heirlooms. Read on to discover our secret for item longevity.
Collectibles, electronics, toys, flashlights, and vehicles all require batteries and can all be stored in a unit. To provide the ultimate protection, make sure you remove all batteries from these items to prevent acid leaks and corrosion. Also, put down that bubble wrap! Did you know that using bubble wrap can lock in moisture and cause mold, water damage, saturation, and rot? So, while wrapping anything susceptible to moisture damage, please refrain from using bubble wrap.
Instead, use the original packaging (if you have it) along with silica packages to avoid unwanted moisture and potential damage. Remember, All Storage also offers climate-controlled storage, so take advantage of it while you can!
Books and Paper Documents
If you’re cold, they’re cold. Hey, books can get cold, too! Keep your books, documents and any paper safe during the chilly season while placing dust-free contents inside plastic storage bags and standing them -- not stacking -- in plastic storage containers. Feel free to stack your boxes of books, but remember that they can get heavy!
Non-Perishable Food Items
Food storage is great, but remember to only store non-perishable items in your storage unit. To properly prep for seasonal storage, be sure to check all canned goods, update expiration dates with a permanent marker and check for any dents, leaks or tears to avoid rodents.
Once you’ve checked all of your items, you can stack any sealed or canned goods inside or outside of a box. For items like rice, sugar, and flour, All Storage recommends using airtight storage containers for optimal shelf-life.
For more storage tips and tricks, be sure to check out our website today, and rent online on our website. Happy storing!