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Going into Storage? 

Storage hints and tips

from
Sheppards
Removals and Storage

So you are thinking about putting some of your
belongings in storage, what are the options, what is the best way to do it?
Well here we try to help you choose the best option for you using our
experience over the last 20 years.

Long term or short term?

You may not always know how long you will be
in storage for, but try to gauge if it is going to be weeks, months or
years. Go for the worst case scenario if you have too and ask for quotes
based on these figures. The more honest you can be to begin with, will then
help avoid any un-necessary confusion during the store.

How much?

How much are you looking to store? There are
many options out there and the amount of storage may be the deciding
factor. 

Do you just have a few boxes? 

Or maybe you need to store nearly all of
your possessions? 

storage facility

Generally storage firm’s measure and
charge space in square feet or metres. If it is an odd box then self storage
may be adequate and better value for money. If you are talking larger
amounts and furniture then a specialist storage company may be the answer.
Not only for the fact that they can help you move and return your items with
minimal fuss.

Access

How often will you need access to your
belongings? If there are things you know you will need, try and leave them
at the front and clearly marked. If you are going to need access frequently
make sure you discuss this with your storage provider and make sure they can
provide you with the level of service you require.

Soft Furnishings

If you have sofas and are storing them for a
period of time try not to pack them into small spaces or lean other heavy
items on cushions. After time parts can become distorted and will probably
never regain their original shape. 

Look for a removal and storage firm have
specially made covers and storage racks to ensure that all furniture is kept
in separate bays, aired and in pristine condition.

Food and Drink

Never put food or drink into storage! If it
goes off and affects your belongings you may not be covered by your
insurance. 

If you are putting any food stuffs into
storage, make sure you clear it with your storage provider first.

White Goods

Ensure all your white goods are cleaned; smell
free and completely drained of any excess water. 

Damp, mildew and seizure of components can
occur on machines with water left in the system, so ensure they are drained
properly or you may have an expensive repair bill .

Files and Archiving

Specialist storage firms can usually provide
storage options for box files and other office equipment. These are
generally walk in containers with shelves and a working area should staff
need access to archived files. 

Computer and electronic equipment can also
be stored in special high density plastic boxes.

Security

Make sure your happy that your goods are safe.
Self Storage firms often leave locking and padlocks to the customer, but are
they heavy duty enough? More Specialist firms provide supervised access to
an area only with your belongings open to ensure that safety and security is
paramount.

inside a large storage facility

 

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company
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