There are several reasons why a person may choose to put their possessions into self storage, and many people who are moving utilize self storage units as a way to store those items until they find the perfect home to move into. Here at Quality Moving & Storage, we offer storage options that will fit any budget or number of items you are wanting to store. However, one of the main questions that we are asked is how a person can ensure that these items are safe while in self storage? Here are a few tips to keep in mind!

Know What You Are Putting into Self Storage

While there are many items that can stay in self storage for years without any issues, there are other items that could be damaged if sitting here for a long period of time. For example, books, paper and other documents may be fine for months and months in self storage. However, photos are more delicate and may be damaged if not packed properly or if stored for a long period of time. The good news is that here in our Long Island facilities, we offer climate-controlled options which can be an even better way to keep even the most delicate of items safe from humidity.

Be Sure of Safety Precautions in the Units

One of the biggest ways to ensure that your possessions are safe while in self storage is to see what safety precautions are in place. For example, we offer:

-  Fire alarms

-  Secure, 24/7 monitoring of these units

This way, even when you are not checking on the unit every day, you still have peace of mind that everything is safe.

Be Sure to Pack Properly

If you are truly wanting your items to be safe while in self storage, be sure that you are packing these properly! You cannot simply throw things into the unit and expect these to be in great shape later. We offer custom crating and packing which can add even more protection to your items. The best tip that we can give is to pack these items as though you are moving them on a truck instead of placing them in storage. This way, you ensure everything is protected!