How to Pack Your Delicate Belongings for Long-Term Storage
A lot of Americans have belongings in their households that are never used but are too valuable to let go of. The belongings may include collector’s items, inherited property, gifts, or others. Whether the reason is that they are new or simply hold sentimental value, they need good storage to maintain their condition.
If you’re planning to move, especially if you’re moving from coast to coast and/or a place that doesn’t have enough space for your existing belonging, long-term storage might be necessary. Here are some useful tips you can follow to prepare for packing for long-term storage!
Why is it Necessary to Prepare?
One of the most common problems when arriving at a new location is a storage problem. Not only a lack of storage but also adjusting to the new place can be an issue. Regardless of what the case is, being prepared will take you a long way.
And because affordable storage supplies are readily available, there’s no reason not to prepare for it. And if ever unexpected things happen, you will have peace of mind knowing that your stuff will be safe from damages, moisture, and odors.
Special Packaging for Special Items
Some of our household stuff is just more delicate than the others that they require special treatment. Below are some of the items that need more attention when being packed.
- How to Pack Electronics and Appliances?
Your electronics and appliances are very delicate and sensitive, that’s why handling them with care is important. The best boxes to use for storing them are the original boxes they came in with. So, for future reference, when you buy new items, keep the original boxes if possible and fold and store them somewhere dry for future use.
But if you lost the original boxes, then worry not as there are many other alternatives you can use. Individually wrap them in bubble-wrap and put them in boxes where you can fit them in. Seal them securely with packing tape. When putting them in a box, make sure to fill the gaps with scrunched-up plastic bags or newspaper.
- How to Pack Kitchen Items?
When packing your stuff for moving, a smart approach you can do is to pack the items from each room together. The kitchen, however, is probably the trickier to pack as many of the kitchen stuff, particularly glassware and dishes are fragile.
Glassware, dishes, bowls, and other breakables must be all wrapped separately. The boxes you put them in should be double-walled for extra protection. Like the electronics, you must put them in boxes with filled gaps or better, wrapped in bubble-wrap. You want to prevent them from shifting and scratching with one another.
- How to Pack Kitchen Items?
Wool is soft, warm, luxurious, and food for moths! In order to keep moths away and keep your wool in its pristine condition, it’s a good idea to wrap them in white acid-free tissue paper before putting them in an airtight container or vacuum bag. If you’re keeping them in a drawer, store them with cedar drawer liners or cedar balls to keep the moths away and keep them fresh smelling.
Fur, on the other hand, are more delicate when being stored. Never store them with mothballs as the scent can be very hard to get rid of. Cedar oils are also not a good idea because they can damage the article. Make sure to clean them and they are thoroughly dried when you store them to prevent humidity and keep the pelt undamaged.
Should You Hire a Professional Packing Service?
If you want to make your job easier, then absolutely! And when you hire one, make sure to choose to best one! We at Poseidon Moving Company can help you with all your moving and storage needs.
One of the best things about hiring us to do professional packing service for you is that we will pack your precious belongings with the necessary supplies, which includes high-quality boxes, cartons, and other needs to secure the safety of your stuff. With over two decades of experience in this field, we can guarantee that you will get a service that you’ll be happy with.
So, call us and get your FREE quote today!