Many of us would like to abandon our day jobs and go travelling to take in new sights and experience different cultures. For some, it is a distant dream but for others, it is now becoming a reality. More and more people are now taking a year out to travel the world and tick things off their bucket list. But what do you do with all of your belongings while you are away? For some, organising a house-sitter for an extended period isn't an option. This is where self storage can help and let you keep hold of your belongings while travelling. We've put together 4 simple steps to preparing your belongings for storage when you travel.
This is the perfect opportunity to get rid of all the items that you don’t need anymore. Travelling abroad can put into perspective the items you will actually need when you return and what you can afford to do without. You might have decorative items lying around that were gifted to you or items that are just collecting dust that you should get rid of. Also, make a note to clear out your wardrobe too and get rid of anything that doesn’t really fit anymore or that you’re not going to wear. You could work on the basis that if you aren’t taking it with you, it isn’t really that essential. Anything that you don’t need should be donated where possible or thrown out.
This is one of the major places in the home that you can declutter and get rid of belongings that you won’t need when you return. We all have a lot of crockery and kitchen utensils that are not necessarily needed and you could do without. These are often delicate items too and can potentially break in the process of storage. Make sure you go through all of your kitchen items to work out which are essential and which you can live without. If you have any damaged or broken items then this is also a good time to throw them out.
It’s important that you have the right kind of packing materials before storing all of your items as this will make them easier to store. For some types of furniture, such as fabric couches or mattresses, you should get them professionally cleaned so they are not harbouring dust or dirt, as this can damage other items. Wooden furniture should be covered with a fabric cloth or cover before being wrapped in any protective plastic, but for fabric furniture plastic wrapping is fine. Acquire some decent sized boxes to store all of your belongings and make sure that you have strong packaging tape. Easistore provides a range of packaging materials such as strong cardboard boxes and packaging tape.
If you’re ready for storage you should now consider the kind of storage unit and size you will need. Before deciding on a storage service you should consider some things about the location first. For example, you should think about what kind of security measures they have in place and if it is climate controlled. Easistore provides the perfect storage solution for all of your needs; make sure you get in contact if you are looking for storage solutions.