Long Term Storage Tips

Long term storage can take a toll on your belongings.

Here are some easy preparation tips to ensure your items remain in good condition while in storage.

Long Term Storage Tips Packing Supplies

Packing Supplies

  • Purchase professional grade, sturdy boxes to prevent crushing and breakage that may damage your items.
  • Purchase multiples of the same size box (example: 10 smalls, 10 mediums, 10 large, etc.) to maximize storage space.
  • Be sure to fill boxes to capacity to further prevent crushing and breakage of items.
  • Clearly label all boxes. Keep a detailed inventory boxes and their contents as well as larger pieces.
  • Wrap fragile items in bubble wrap. Be sure to clearly label the box “FRAGILE”. Include an arrow pointing upwards so the box is not stored on its side accidently.
  • Try to pack electronics in their original boxes. If not available, be sure to get a similarly sized box. Use bubble wrap and newsprint paper to pad around the electronics.
  • Avoid packing in plastic bags as they can lock in moisture and cause dampness and mold.