Tips for Storing Your Belongings After a Household Move

Over the years, you and your family have likely accumulated quite a few possessions. When it comes time to move, sorting through all of these things can be a nightmare. Storage is a valuable resource, and many homeowners simply do not have enough of it. Planning a long distance or local relocation with this in mind can certainly be a challenge.

However, there are a few key things you can do to make the storage process as smooth as possible. Below, we'll go over some professional tips to ensure that all of your belongings stay safe and secure after you complete your move.

Pay Attention to Environmental Conditions in Your Home

Most people will decide to store their possessions in their new home. While it may be tempting to just throw everything into free space, this is not always a smart idea. There are various areas of the home that aren't as friendly to stored goods as others, so you'll want to make sure you take precautions. Some areas of the home you'll want to take special consideration of include:

  • Basements: Basements are notorious for collecting water. Be sure to store things in sealed, waterproof totes, and elevate them off the floor so that water damage doesn't occur.
  • Garages: Your garage may seem like a prime place for storage, but it's not typically heated or air-conditioned. If any of your belongings are sensitive to extreme temperatures, avoid putting them here.
  • Closets: Most closets are fair game when it comes to storage. However, if yours is musty, consider hanging mothballs to avoid mold growth.​

Consider a Professional Storage Unit for Your Home

If you have too many extra belongings, you are best off renting a storage space from your professional residential movers. Most moving companies provide warehouse facility storage spaces that you can take advantage of. These are convenient, as everything is neatly categorized and stored in one spot. If you ever decide it's time to move them elsewhere, the moving company can quickly facilitate it.

Contact First Class Moving Systems Inc. for Advice Today

If you're struggling with the storage aspect of your relocation, don't despair. The local and experienced long distance movers at First Class Moving Systems Inc. are there for you. We've been in business around Florida since 2001, and have earned A+ accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, as well as a North American Van Lines "Quality Mover" award. 

Contact us today to request a free quote and start planning your next move!