How To Prepare Items for Long Term Storage – StoreLocal Thomastown

Storing your belongings for a long period of time can be daunting! Maybe you’re moving away or don’t have space in your new home, luckily at StoreLocal Thomastown, our units are clean, safe and well taken care of. So you can store your belongings without a worry. However, you may still want to ensure your items are stored well, especially if they’re antique items. We’ve listed some little handy tips to help you preserve your items for a long time – take a look!

  • Find A Good Storage Solution

Put into consideration the storage space as well as storage conditions you will need to store your items for a long-term. Renting an appropriate self-storage facility will be your best bet to keep your belongings secure as well as protected from hazardous elements. Here are a few factors to consider when you’re choosing a storage unit:

  • Self-storage unit size
  • Self-storage facility condition
  • Climate control
  • Security

If you do need help with choosing the right storage unit for your belongings, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

  • Pack Your Items Properly

You will need your furniture to be in the same condition as you left it when you come back. Proper packing will go a long way into ensuring your belongings are secure while you’re away. Take your time to pack breakables well and stack boxes correctly. To avoid unnecessary damage as well as stress, keep furniture and boxes off the floor and strive to store your times as properly as possible. Here are a few tips to help you pack properly.

  • Use long-term storage boxes

To protect your items, you will need the right type of packing boxes including strong boxes in good condition that are dry and clean. Buy strong cardboard boxes in equal sizes to make stacking easier while optimising your space. Another great ideas for packing containers include clear plastic bins. While at it, don’t use plastic bags. You can find boxes and other packaging material here – we also offer free delivery on purchases over $100!

  • Pack your items carefully

Find the most efficient and safest ways to pack your items for long-term storage at Thomastown. Pack similar items together, cushion and insulate the bottoms of the boxes, fill boxes to the brim, seal the boxes well, see to it that you label all the storage containers, and cover all kitchen appliances, furniture appliances and other items.


  • Storage Insurance

On top of other security measures, storage insurance will come in handy. Perform some research to ascertain whether your policy guidelines requires any additional insurance when renting your unit. The storage insurance policy should cover belongings stored off-site as well as in a long term storage units in Thomastown. You can take a look at our storage insurance policy here.


  • Pack Your Unit Efficiently & Safely

The last step when you’re storing items for a long term in Thomastown is packing away your belongings properly. Cover the storage unit floor with canvas tarp or plastic sheet. You will also want to raise the floor so items are above it. Keeping your belongings off the floor will ensue there is enough air circulation as well as protect the items from leached moisture in the storage unit. Additionally, you will want to place the pieces appropriately however tempting it is to keep your couch vertically to save on space. How organised your storage unit will also play a role in making sure your Busselton storage is efficient and convenient.

If you need a customised storage option or would like help with anything storage related at Thomastown, reach out to us by email, phone or send us an enquiry at the Thomastown site page!