Storage tips and tricks

Keep your clothes in excellent condition

Whether it’s ski gear, kids’ clothes or the piles of fancy dress you know will come in handy one day, storing clothes and textiles
in self-storage is a great way to free up some much-needed space.

You could even think of it as your walk-in wardrobe – with just a little longer walk than usual!

However, in order to ensure your shoes are ready to dance another day, it’s important to prepare properly.

Follow these simple steps for the best results:

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Ensure all clothes and fabrics are bone dry.Items like curtains can hold a lot of moisture so take extra care with your heavier goods. To besuper safe you can pack a desiccant like silica with your fabrics which absorbs water, preventing the growth of mold. If you’re looking for a more natural or organic alternative, you can use dried rice, which also absorbs moisture.
2
Spend time washing and pressing everything before you store it.Not only does cleaning your clothes help ensure unsightly stains don’t settle, it also decreases the chance of attracting pests.
3
Think about how long you are storing the clothes for.If you are only storing for a few months and you are really pressed for space, vacuum sealing is a great way of making room. However, over time this will lead to damaged goods, so if you have the space it’s best to use plastic storage tubs.
4
Keep an inventory.There will be some time in the future where that seemingly insignificant t-shirt is suddenly vital, and re-packing a storage unit after a frantic hunt is never fun. Instead keep a list of what is in each box, and where. Find a system that works for you – whether it’s sorting the boxes by color, item, fabric or owner – and stick to it. Take photos if it helps.
5
Choose cedar balls over mothballs.Not only do mothballs smell awful, they can also have negative effects on children and animals. Instead try cedar balls which contain natural oils that help kill the larvae of clothes moths. You can also add lavender which will help deter moths, but will not kill them or their larvae.
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For expensive, vintage fabrics like fur or designer leather goods– you should only consider specialized humidity-controlled storage units.The items should then always be stored correctly, where they have plenty of room to breathe and maintain their original shape – i.e. never flattened.

Give your electronic appliances a little extra care

Household appliances and electronics are expensive, essential and will
always come in handy for you or a loved one at another time. But if, for
now, they are taking up critical space, it’s time to put them into
self-storage.

Keep your furniture and paintings in tiptop shape while stored

Whether it’s ski gear, kids’ clothes or the piles of fancy dress you know will
come in handy one day, storing clothes and textiles in self-storage is a
great way to free up some much-needed space.

Why store with us?

Easier

Get the storage you need. No more,
no less. Come to us or let us come
to you.

More affordable

Fair prices and different solutions
to fit your needs and budget.

Safe, secure and accessible

Rest assured that the new and secured
facility will keep your stuff safe. You
have access to the Storage Rooms 365
days a year from 5am to midnight.