Even if your home has a garage, shed, attic or extra bedroom, you may need additional space to store some of your stuff. This list may include seasonal clothing and sports equipment, electronics, appliances, family heirlooms, antique furniture, lawn tools and even bulk pantry products you bought on sale. Whether you want to rent an indoor or outdoor storage unit or are leaning more toward climate controlled storage in Kingston MA, A Plus Storage Corporation is the safest place to store all your things.

Like all other reputable storage facility providers, we encourage all our renters to securely pack their belongings and arrange them in the unit the right way. With this in mind, there are some steps you can take when putting things in storage. We invite you to scroll through this short guide for preparing storage items for winter!

Recommended steps for proper storage

As you probably know, there’s a right way and a wrong way to store things. Here’s how you can make sure you’re doing everything right:

  • Decide what to keep and what goes: First, take an inventory of the items you’re thinking of putting into storage. The easiest way to weed things out is by sorting it all into separate piles to keep, donate or throw out. Anything broken or damaged should go in the trash, and items you no longer want, need or care to rejuvenate can be donated.
  • Clean items thoroughly: Make sure the items in your keep and store piles are clean. Clean everything thoroughly to avoid damage or degradation during winter storage. Wipe away moisture, rust and debris before packing into boxes.
  • Know where you’ll store your items: If there’s no room in your garage or shed to store off-season items, renting a storage unit might be your next best option. Some units are large enough to park a small utility trailer full of your things. Simply haul it to the storage facility, back it into the unit, then come back and haul it away when you need it again.
  • Protect your belongings: A climate-controlled storage unit in Kingston, MA can protect certain items, but whether you’re renting a storage unit this winter, storing some things at home or a combination of both, make sure to cover them properly—especially anything staying outside in the elements. Place heavy pieces on the bottom and stack lighter items on top, with blankets between each layer for extra protection.

How to store specific household items

You might have a few everyday outside items you need to store to prevent winter weather damage, such as lawn equipment, grills, patio furniture and bicycles. When it comes to lawn mowers, be sure to empty any remaining gas from the tank, remove the spark plug and clean it well before storing in a moisture-free area. Bicycles you’re not able to hang securely at home can go into a storage unit with sports equipment and summer lawn tools.

If you’re looking for the most secure climate controlled storage in Kingston, MA to ensure peace of mind, look no further than A Plus Storage Corporation. Call us today to discuss your options!

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