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February 15, 2022

How to Store Items During a Move in Sioux City

Elite-Self Storage explains how to store items during a move in Sioux City
Working with Elite Self-Storage when moving in Sioux City can make your move–and your life–a lot easier. With so many things to think about before, during, and after a move, the last thing you should have to worry about is the reputation and capabilities of the storage facility that are housing your belongings. We have a decades-long track record of excellence with thousands of homeowners and businesses in Sioux City, many of whom know first-hand how easy it is to store items with us during a move.  Common bathroom fixtures Moving in Sioux City? Store your items with us.

Pick the Right Storage Unit 

When storing items during a move, criteria such as location, accessibility, and storage unit size are important. You’ll be happy to hear that our location offers multiple sizing choices, making it easy to not only move your items in but also easily access them when needed. Our affordable selection of units also includes a variety of monthly rentals, which are perfect for short-term storage seekers looking to keep costs low. Moreover, if you want to store seasonal goods and valuables that might be in danger of getting ruined by extreme temperatures, we have climate-controlled units available. 

Consider Your Packing Materials

After locating the ideal self-storage unit for your move, you’ll need to consider your packing materials. For example, wrapping your furniture in a thin sheet likely won’t be enough to protect it from the elements or pests. Instead, use drop cloths or moving blankets. For clothing and books, we recommend airtight, waterproof containers. Don’t use plastic sheeting, as it can trap moisture and lead to mold and mildew.  For items packed in boxes, one of the best ways to prevent damage is by using packing peanuts or bubble wrap in sturdy packing boxes. For electronics, we recommend storing them in their original boxes or wrapping them in blankets. Meanwhile, anything that requires extra-easy access should be kept in clear plastic containers so you can easily see the items within.

Think About Placement

Leave space in and around your goods and leave a clear row down the middle of your storage unit so that all items are easily accessible, whether they’re at the front or back of the unit. This is especially important for short-term storage, where accessibility and ease of movement are extra important. Be sure to stack your boxes and containers with their labels easily visible, and put the things that you will most need quick access to at the front of your unit. To prevent moisture damage, it’s important to keep items off the ground. You can accomplish this by using wooden pallets for furniture, and shelving units for boxes.

Make an Inventory

Whether your move requires long-term or short-term storage, it’s a good idea to make an inventory of everything you’re storing during your move in Sioux City. This is so you can calculate the correct value of your items for your insurance policy, and also so you’ll know exactly what is stored and where. With a clear inventory, you can easily access your items and you’ll have a clear breakdown of what is stored should anything happen to your items.