Whether you are moving to another city, moving to a smaller home, or just decluttering your home, you need to find a storage unit for your items and properly prepare them and pack for storage in Seattle. If you do not know how to do it or you don’t have enough time, you can search about moving companies Seattle residents have recommended and pick one.
You should pick a moving company that fits your needs and budget. Depending on a situation if you only want to declutter your home or you are relocating to another city you can ask for moving services Seattle companies offers. If you decide to do it yourself, packing for storage and relocating, here are some tips to help you. Make a to-do list, it will be a lot easier to see at the beginning what are the priorities.
Make a plan
Do not start without a plan. No matter what is your project. So, you have decided to store some of your items and now you need to organize everything.
- First, you should decide what will you store at all. If it is some season clothes and equipment like skis for example or some items you do not use anymore but you are not prepared yet to throw them away.
- After that, you need to choose a storage unit. Pick the storage unit of the right size.
- Buy packing supplies to prepare the items and pack for storage in Seattle
- Clean, disassemble and pack your items
Choose a storage
Pick the storage unit of the right size so you can place all of your belongings. Of course, before placing your items into the storage unit, it would be good to clean it a bit. Check if the storage unit is climate-controlled. If it is, you’ll spend less time packing your belongings for maximum protection. If not be extra careful with how you pack your items or leave it to professional packing crew. Examine the unit’s walls and roof for cracks, sharp edges, and leaks. heck everything before putting your items in it. Be careful in choosing the storage unit. Check the safety of the storage, if it has in-person surveillance or video monitoring, and how many locks does it have in the door.
Be smart about using the storage space. Make sure you put the items in places that are best suited for their size and weight. If you know that you will be needing some of the items before the others be sure to place them on an easy-to-reach spot near the door.
Clean your items before you pack them for storage in Seattle
Time to wash the clothes. Even it is not dirty you should wash them properly to prevent odors that can attract pests. Before doing that you should check the labels. You can wash them at your home or you can take the clothes to the dry-cleaning. Make sure each and every item is 100% dry before you pack it up. Leather items like purses, shoes, or jackets need to be cleaned and then rubbed with conditioning oil so they don’t dry and crack. When it comes to boots, they should be stored laced up and fastened so they don’t lose their shape. Wool items need to be stored into breathable garment bags or boxes. Clothes store better when they are folded, and packed rather than hung because folding minimizes stretching. As well as your clothes and shoes, you need to clean your sports equipment.
When packing appliances for storage, drain any remaining liquid from the appliance, remove glass shelves or fragile pieces. To avoid odors, you can place baking soda inside the appliance. If you are about to store some furniture or any large equipment, they should be disassembled and packed so they do not get damaged. It will also help you to save some space. It is important to clean and polish wood pieces before storing them. Protect furniture legs by wrapping them in a bubble bag, foam sheets, or furniture covers.
If you are going to store some electronic equipment make sure to store them in their original packing supplies and keeping them in a climate-controlled storage unit. In case you want to store some tools follow these tips. For packing the small hand tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, etc. use a high-quality toolbox. If you do not have one, use some small but the box that is strong. Put electric power tools in their original box. Remove any detachable parts.
Pack for storage in Seattle
In order to pack properly your items, you need to provide a lot of packing supplies such are cardboard boxes, plastic bins, duct-tapes, bubble bags, scissors, etc. Put similar items together to avoid confusion when searching for them later. Also, you can put the labels on the boxes and plastic bins so you can find certain items quickly. Your belongings can easily be damaged if you don’t know how to appropriately pack and organize a storage unit. So, use storage space wisely.
Find a moving company
This is actually optional. You can hire a moving company to help you relocate your belongings. Your Washington movers would be glad to help you. But if you don’t want to hire a moving company, you can rent a moving truck. It is a lot better to do that and not driving from one place to other several times.
So, do the research in order to find a moving company that fits your needs and your budget. Check what are the services they offer, do they have already packing supplies, do they have different sizes of moving trucks, and of course, ask for an estimate so you can do the maths if your budget can cover that. Here are some tips and tricks on how to pack for storage in Seattle and all the preparation process. Make a list and go step by step. good luck!